August 21, 2017 By Mohamed Massaquoi
Over the weekend, Eclipse Microfinance Sierra Leone Ltd donated food and non-food items worth millions of Leones to mudslide victims at the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Broadcast House in Freetown as part of the company’s humanitarian and cooperate social responsibility to the government and people of Sierra Leone.
The items include bags of rice, vegetable oil, toiletries, bundles of portable water, among others and a cash of two million Leones to those who were involved in Monday disaster.
While donating the items and cash to the management of AYV for the mudslide victims, Eclipse Managing Director, Kwaku Ampadu Afoani said the company was incorporated in Sierra Leone in October 2015 and licensed by the Bank of Sierra Leone to operate as a microfinance institution in the country.
He added that the donation is part of their cooperate social responsibility to help venerable Sierra Leoneans, adding that even though Eclipse has its headquarters in Ghana, yet they are pleased to effectively operate in Sierra Leone.
‘’We are pleased to be here today at the AYV media complex to give our own support to the Monday mudslide victims. Our people have suffered greatly as a result of this calamity and it is timely for all of us to give helping hands to those who survived this disaster. Our support may be small but it goes a long way in creating good relationship between our company and the people of Sierra Leone,” he said, adding that Eclipse Microfinance is a member of the UN Global Compact on Sustainable Development Goals and that the company is advancing SDG 1, 8 and 10 by creating the necessary impact in the community where they operate.
‘’EMSL has started Financial Literacy program with SLBC to enhance Financial Inclusion, whereby the majority of the key economic players in the informal sector can have increased access to finance for the innovation and expansion of growth oriented businesses with the sole objective of impacting on their living standards and working towards poverty alleviation,” he noted.