The true success of any business is measured in the impact it has on its customers, the community and the economy at large. Business organisations are an integral part of society and can be a force for positive change. In Rwanda, one such organisation that stands out is Unimoni, a brand committed to making a difference – be it in the products and services it offers, the customer experience it delivers or even in the way it engages with the community. In fact, the renowned global provider of money transfer, foreign currency exchange and payments solutions, goes beyond its call of duty to connect with and enrich the communities it serves and operates in with different social outreach programs.
Most recently, as part of its Christmas outreach program, Unimoni organised a special event for underprivileged children, between the ages of 8 and 15, at the Sanitas Hotel in Kanombe Sector, in the city of Kigali, Rwanda. The event saw many children from lesser-privileged backgrounds, their parents, community volunteers and staff come together to celebrate the season of joy with much gusto.
The children, who live in Kanombe and go to different schools, got into the spirit of the holidays as they enjoyed fun activities at the event that included games, singing, dancing, face painting and bouncy castle. The day-long celebration was marked with cake-cutting and a festive lunch. As gifts, the children received school supplies and educational material such as books, stationery and bags.
One of the parents, Karimunda Franck, was overjoyed to be a part of the event. “We are thankful that in Rwanda we have companies that still think about communities like us by spending their resources on the well-being of underprivileged children. We are so grateful to Unimoni for the support they have provided. My kids are studying and getting the items they need for their school and education is very difficult for me. Now, with these gifts from Unimoni, I feel a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” said a happy Karimunda.
Commenting on the event, Peeush Pillai, Managing Director/Country Head of Unimoni Rwanda, said, “At Unimoni, each one of us is an active and responsible member of the society, reflecting the values of the brand. Besides providing our customers with convenient and cost-effective financial services that help them to fulfil their dreams and ambitions, we continuously look for ways to give back to the community. As a brand that’s focused on improving the lives of people through our business and beyond, we are thrilled to have organised this event that not only brought smiles all around but also gave us the opportunity to provide educational material to children who need it the most.”
Giving back to the community is a vital part of Unimoni’s culture. In 2018, representatives from Unimoni Rwanda visited children at the Gisimba Memorial Center (GMC) in Kigali and celebrated Christmas through a host of activities such as arts & crafts, painting, dancing and singing.
Unimoni also believes in the power of sports as a vehicle for building stronger communities and plays an active role in nurturing Rwanda’s cricketing talent. In fact, Unimoni has a long and fruitful partnership with the Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) and has been the title sponsor of the RCA Premier League for the past six years.
Currently, Unimoni operates five branches across Rwanda and has a suite of customer-centric services such as international money transfer, currency exchange, and the recently introduced utility bill payments in association with Mobicash, among others. Its investments in people, processes and technology enable Unimoni, a Finablr company, to deliver exceptional customer experiences that combine convenience, speed and value. Constantly innovating and expanding, the brand continues to strengthen its portfolio of products and partnerships to further enhance its offerings to customers in Rwanda.