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Business News of Sunday, 29 March 2020

Source: GNA

Advans Ghana supports orphanage against coronavirus


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Advans Ghana Savings and Loans has donated some items to the Royal Seed Orphanage at Papase-Kasoa to strengthen their capacity to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Home.

Items donated were; 13 bags of rice, two (20 litres) gallons of cooking oil, three buckets of washing powder, 10 (5 litres) gallons of liquid soap, toilet rolls, tissues, bathing and washing soaps, and four veronica buckets.

A statement from Advans Ghana and copied the Ghana News Agency said the visit was also to strengthen an already existing partnership with the Institution to support them with their needs.

The statement said as Advans prepared its staff and clients for any possibility on the outbreak Coronavirus (Covid-19), it did not forget the vulnerable in the society, hence the visit to the Home which had more than 200 orphans.

Donating the items on behalf of the company, Mr. Sadiq Abdul-Rahman, Manager of Advans Ghana, Kasoa Branch, emphasized the need to provide such assistance when it was clear the Home depended on donations to survive.

He said it was important that such vulnerable children were first and foremost kept healthy and away from the Coronavirus pandemic that was gradually hiking in numbers in the country.

Mr Abdul-Rahman elaborated on the need for constant handwashing under running water with soap as emphasized by World Health Organization (WHO), as such, and encouraged the children to practise personal hygiene by taking their baths twice a day.

Mr. Abdul-Rahman said how well a person was fed had an impact on overall health and helped boost the immune system.

He said the children should be given a balanced diet to enable them to boost their immune system, considering the current period of Covid-19 outbreak, the statement said.

Mr. Abdul-Rahman said, “because social distancing is now important, the management of Advans Ghana wanted to mitigate the risk of the staff and children of the home getting infected by the virus, hence the donation of the items made at this time.”

Receiving the items on behalf of the Home, were Madam Naomi, founder of Royal Seed Orphanage and her husband, Mr Sylvester Arku Cudjo.

Madam Naomi expressed her joy for the items received on behalf of her over 200 children and staff and applauded Advans Ghana for “divine intervention” as she said for the past two weeks, the home had received no donations, which was taking a toll on them.

She called on the public to keep them in mind and assist them amid fear of possible starvation should the country be locked down in this troubling period.

Advans Ghana Savings and Loans is a subsidiary of the Advans Group head-quartered in Paris with presence in nine countries in Africa and Asia and serving more than 1 million clients.

In Ghana, Advans, operates in 20 branches across nine regions with the head office located in Newtown.

Advans Ghana’s mission is to provide client centric financial services to small businesses and under-served populations in a sustainable and responsible manner.

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