By Charles Nwaoguji
The BaoBaB microfinance Bank a leading microfinance has put a smile on the faces of about 500 kids in two institutes in the country to mark the children Day celebration. Each establishment was gifted foodstuff and baby care products, school bags and exercise books.
According to the Business Development Manager of the bank, Mrs. Ifeoma Okenyi, the provision of basic living amenities and consumables to the underprivileged is critical to the growth and development of our country. Childrens day celebration is special for every Nigeria child but this children don’t have the privilege to celebrate this day, so the bank decided to come and celebrate with them.
Okenyi said that bank is passionate about this and that is what these initiatives are about, making life better for the children of this great nation.
Also speaking at the event, the Marketing Manager of BaoBaB Microfinance Bank Mr. Samuel Oguzie, noted that, The bank place so much value on Corporate Social responsibility (CSR), this form part of the reason why we’re visiting this motherless homes. Giving back to the communities where we carry out our business is an integral part of the overall bank strategy.
“Children’s home such as these typically have a hard time sourcing fund to take care of the children’s welfare. We all need to do our part, moments like these give us the opportunity to step out and show love.
During each visit, BaoBaB staff spent time with the children, listening to them make some beautiful rendition, as well as playing with the kids.
The management of the homes visited expressed their gratitude for BaoBaB microfinance’s care which they described as timely and uplifting.
Places visited include Pacelli School for the Blind & Partially Sighted Children, Surulere and SOS Children home, Isolo.