“We are staring down a humanitarian crisis,” says Lungisa Fuzile, Chief Executive of Standard Bank South Africa. “This is the first of a series of relief measure from Standard Bank. We believe it is our responsibility to help those who are suffering during this time of turmoil and will avail funds available as we understand the needs of communities,” he says.
“We are working with Gift of the Givers, FoodForward SA through OneFarm Share and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) with whom we have a track record of working together in similar situations,” he says.
The first tranche of its relief fund to the Gift of the Givers foundation, FoodForwardSA through the OneFarm Share platform and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
The Gift of the Givers Foundation, the largest disaster response non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent has received its first payment of R4.5 million from the bank.
An additional R5.5 million has been allocated to FoodForward SA and UNICEF.Read the full story here