First Mutual rescues vulnerable communities during lockdown
HARARE- First Mutual Holdings has partnered government in the fight against Covid 19 pandemic through a $750 000 food donation to vulnerable communities.
Farai Mangwende, the group’s Marketing & Strategy Executive, said the distribution will be done through a partnership with Miracle Missions.
“Following the COVID-19 pandemic which has been declared state of emergency by the government and affecting the entire globe, The First Mutual Group subsidiaries have responded to the call and will complement the government’s and other corporate organisations efforts in this fight by making a contribution of ZWL$750 000.00 towards food packs to be distributed to vulnerable communities,” she said.
She added, “The intention is to provide food / home care packs to people in self isolation, isolation packs for larger family units, primary caregivers or breadwinners, and lastly to specifically identified individuals.
Zimbabwe currently has 25 confirmed Covid 19 cases with three deaths. Government has since extended the initial lockdown period to May 3, 2020.
However, according to Mangwende, First Mutual is playing its role as a responsible corporate citizen and contributing to a national cause, which is in line with the group’s CSR initiatives to contribute to the community in which the business operates and has been involved in previous fundraising efforts towards the cholera epidemic and cyclone Idai disaster experienced in Zimbabwe the past two years.
“First Mutual Holdings Limited additionally, through its robust corporate social responsibility programme, continues to impact positively on the future of young Zimbabweans with educational assistance throught a bursary programme whose objective is to promote and raise the standard of living of the less privileged by availing them the opportunity to attain education,” she said.
She noted that the bursary is administered through the Group’s CSR vehicle, the First Mutual Foundation.