KCB Bank Rwanda, through the group’s charity KCB Foundation, has partnered with World Relief Rwanda to donate five water tanks to residents of Julu, Ntarama, Gashora and Ririma sectors in Bugesera district, helping some 2,500 people to access clean water.
“The wellbeing of our communities is what we thrive on as a bank. It all begins with the livelihoods of the people, and what affects their domestic needs, before any economic transformation,” remarked KCB Bank Rwanda’s acting Managing Director, George Odhiambo.
Bugesera district still has several areas which experience water scarcity and residents sometimes have to resort to fetching water from unimproved water sources. The provision of water tanks will help them to collect rainwater during this rainy season, and use it during dry spells.
Each of the five water tanks has a capacity of 10,000 litres, and is equipped with a filtering system; one tank is can provide for 500 people daily, according to the WHO standards of 20 litres per person per day for domestic use. The donation is worth over Rwf 6 million.
The KCB Foundation, through which KCB Bank implements its social corporate responsibility projects wherever the company is operational, supports various aspects of local community life. Through the Foundation, KCB Bank Rwanda recently sponsored eye surgery for 22 cataract patients in partnership with the Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology and donated sewing machines to Buzima Jyejuru, a cooperative of former street children.