LEADING financial services institution, Stanbic Bank has joined the list of well-wishers for Cyclone Idai victims in Chimanimani by purchasing an assortment of goods worth RTGS $ 200 000.
Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Palmer Mugavha said RTGS$200 000 was used to purchase 39 tents, 5 by 2.5 KVA generators, 700 blankets, 2000 cases of bottled water, 2000 packs of reusable sanitary pads and 500 thick black plastic sheets.
Another RTGS$50 000 has been set aside for other items once other critical needs are established as rescuers continue to access the epicenter of the disaster, which only started yesterday after some roads where cleared of debri.
Stanbic Bank employees from across the institution’s country-wide branch network also donated clothing items and blankets.
“The tents will accommodate 700 people and as Stanbic Bank we have responded to this humanitarian crisis that has fallen the country as per our Zimbabwean culture, recognizing that we are all one family at the end of the day,” said Mugavha.
Cyclone Idai has left a trail of destruction across Mozambique, Malawi and eastern parts of Zimbabwe.
While Zimbabwe is deemed the least affected of the three countries, reports say nearly 12 000 people are directly and indirectly affected by the Cyclone with scores feared dead and hundreds injured and missing.