Acting Managing Director of the Bank, Wasia Mushi said in Da es Salaam yesterday that the donation worth 11m/- was handed over to KEF officials who will distribute them to their beneficiaries scattered in different districts across the country.
“We do banking services, but we have a program and our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy requires us to give back to the community. We are grateful to support the foundation which has over 120 members,” said Mushi.
According to him, KEF would successfully hand over the food to its beneficiaries including orphans, widows, elders and underprivileged youth who are fasting.
The donated food items include 2,500 kilograms of rice, beans (750kg), sugar (450kg), Bambara groundnuts (450kg) and 450 litres of cooking oil.
KEF Project Manager, Said Ally Sudi thanked the bank for the donation, saying it will help many Muslim families as well as students who are fasting during this holy month of Ramadan.
He said the donated food will benefit 281 people in the districts where they operate which are Tunduru, Masasi, Kilwa, Mafia, Kondoa, Kibiti, Kisarawe and Mkuranga. Among the beneficiaries, 54 are orphans and 72 widows.
“Your donation will make a huge difference to these communities because most of the families struggle to get daily meals,” he stated.
According to him, KEF also works to support underprivileged communities in education and empowering youth to discover their potential. He said the foundation operates in rural areas by 80 percent.
“We support rural communities in their struggle in the education sector and helping them to improve their standards of living. We collaborate with the District Commissioner and district education officers in identifying the children,” added Sudi.