Standard Bank, Habitat build house for needy family

MASERU — The Standard Lesotho Bank in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Lesotho last week helped build a house for an underprivileged family in Rothe, Maseru.

The marketing manager of Standard Lesotho Bank, ‘Manthubane Kao told the Lesotho Times that the bank donated M25 000 towards building a three roomed house for eight Namane family members who were living in a single room.

“We were compelled by the status of the house the family was living in. There were 8 people overcrowded in one house which was not even big enough to accommodate them all,” Kao said.    

She said this was one of the bank’s yearly participations in projects which are done do help needy people.

She said the Standard Lesotho Bank participated in the building of Lesotho Child Counselling Unit (LCCU), in Mazenod.

“We help build homes for needy people, especially homes for orphans,” she said.

According to a media release from Standard Lesotho Bank, the bank supports the communities through sponsorship that helps ensure that needy people have homes. 

Standard Lesotho Bank developed an integrated strategy with Habitat for Humanity to maximise home ownership to orphans as well as families in need. 

“We get involved and spend on social involvement projects which help benefit the community members from different districts in Lesotho.

“We ensure that the initiatives we get involved in are designed to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities,” the press statement said.

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