Stanbic Bank hands over sanitation stations in Kisumu County in the fight against COVID-19

Stanbic bank's Kisumu Branch Manager David Wasamba donates hand washing stations to Dr. Monica Ogutu, CEO KMET

Stanbic Bank’s flagship women’s proposition DADA has handed over 20 handwashing stations in various parts of Kisumu County through its partnership with the Rotary District.

The lender had earlier this month announced it had invested in 700 sanitation stations worth three million Kenya shillings that would be distributed in different parts of the country through the Rotary District 9212.

Handwashing being one of the main ways of curbing the spread of COVID-19, the sanitation stations will play a substantial role in stopping the spread of the virus. 

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Kisumu branch manager David Wasamba said with the increasing number of infections, taking safety precautionary measures was extremely important.

“It is our hope that the sanitation stations will play a significant role in preventing the rate of infections and stop the spread of the COVID-19. Long term, we hope it will bring about behavior change and increase levels of hygiene and sanitation,” he said.

The lender has committed to support impacted communities and ensure the country exits the crisis more resilient. Additionally, the bank is looking at making sustainable investments that will be beneficial to many Kenyans beyond the COVID-19 crisis to ensure the country has better healthcare in the future.