Nairobi, Kenya May 15, 2020: Sidian Bank has today, donated in kind to families stricken by the COVID-19 in the areas of Kawangware and Kangemi at this time when the virus has disrupted economic activities faced by the communities that we all engage with.
In these unprecedented times, we stand with our nation by supporting families that are facing economic hardships.
The bank had joined forces with Centum Foundation, Ajiry/Mastercard Foundation and the area MPs of both Kawangware and Kangemi, Hon. Simba Arati and Hon. Timothy Wanyonyi, respectively, to identify 1,000 families that are most affected by the pandemic where the bank will step in to donate food packs to the families that will sustain them for over two weeks. The distribution will be done through the Zero Contact Distribution System developed by Kenyan Youth through the Young Africa Works initiative.
The magnitude of the impact caused by the virus requires all Kenyans to follow the stipulated guidelines as well to ensure that all Kenyans stay safe during this period and play their part in helping to curb the spread of the virus.
In this regard Sidian bank customers have been encouraged to practise social distancing and limit travel by using our digital channels i.e. SidianVibe, Internet banking, Debit and Credit cards. The bank has also restructured loans for our customers in the sectors affected by the pandemic to ensure their businesses stay afloat. We will continue to stand by our customers during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
As our CEO Mr.Chege Thumbi has continuously told us:
“I pray that we face this adversity with courage and determination to succeed and with God’s blessings, we will overcome and have a better tomorrow.”
The bank is grateful to the parties who have taken part in this initiative as we continue to take steps to combat this pandemic for a better tomorrow.