A delegation of UAE Exchange has visited Ndera Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital to reach out to patients, who mostly suffer from mental illnesses. The gesture is part of the firm’s celebration of 37 years of operations, held in all its global branches.
In Rwanda, the forex and money transfer company has been in operation for 7 years.
“We are experiencing tremendous growth, and we have 5 branches in the city; that’s why we believe in giving back to society by assisting those who are vulnerable,” said UAE Exchange Rwanda’s country director Riyaz Naghoor.
“Giving back to the society is part of the company’s old tradition and we are looking for other ways to offer our support,” added Innocent Manzi, the firm’s associate business development manager.
The staff donated food stuff worth Rwf 500,000 to Ndera hospital, and also talked to some of the patients.
“We face challenges with patients who are brought to us without any family background,” said Beatrice Umurangwa, a nurse at the hospital. “Due to the mental challenges they experience, it is sometimes hard to trace their origins, especially when the patients are foreigners. So this kind of support is beneficial for their upkeep.”
The activity is part of the company’s campaign themed Transferring Happiness, in which staff of UAE Exchange Rwanda has already been involved in a nutrition project, visited orphans, and taken part in umuganda.
About UAE Exchange
UAE Exchange started its operations in Rwanda in 2010. The first outlet at UTC Kigali, started with providing money transfer and foreign exchange services, and the moved into bill payments services as well. Today UAE Exchange has branches in Kigali, Remera and Nyabugogo. The company aims to open four other branches the end of this year, preferably in the Gisenyi town Western Province or Musanze in Northern Province.
Established in 1980 with a single branch in Abu Dhabi, UAE Exchange is now present in 32 countries on five continents with over 750 direct offices. It offers a wide range of services, which makes life easy for millions of customers daily. Every day, more than 9000 employees representing over 40 nationalities, across the globe, strive towards one single aim – customer service and delight.
In Africa, UAE Exchange is currently present in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Botswana, Morocco and Zambia.