Access Bank joins Rethink in solidarity movement for flood victims

Access Bank junta-se à Repensar em movimento solidário para as vítimas das cheias

Access Bank Mozambique donated, a few days ago, food and other essential goods to the victims of the floods that hit the southern region of the country, particularly the district of Boane, where the floods even interrupted access roads, leaving several families isolated.

The support comes in response to the humanitarian drama being experienced in recent days in some neighborhoods on the outskirts of the capital and in several districts of Maputo province, characterized by heavy rains, flooding in extensive areas of housing and cultivation, cutting of communication routes, destruction of economic and social infrastructure.

The Bank channeled, for the population of Boane, diapers, powdered milk, water, water purifier, among others. Access Bank Mozambique employees joined this initiative by offering clothing, shoes, blankets and non-perishable food.

The symbolic delivery of the donations took place at the headquarters of the Repensar Environmental Education Cooperative, one of the mobilizers of support for flood victims in the region, being responsible for distributing the collected products to the communities in the affected regions in that district.

The Managing Director of Access Bank, Marco Abalroado, said that this act of solidarity ?aims to highlight the hope of better days for those affected and bring some comfort to these people at this difficult time?

It is part of our culture to promote altruism, in acts of citizenship and social connection, which do not allow us to be indifferent to this humanitarian emergency," said the same official.

Mozambique is in a state of red alert, due to the occurrence of rains and the approach of tropical cyclone Freddy. Recent official data indicate that the rains and the discharges of water in South Africa and Eswatini have killed seven people in Maputo and affected 49,000 families. The situation has forced the opening of 12 accommodation centers, and the surveying of damage and the rescue of the isolated population is underway.

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