Employees of Keystone Bank empowered over 600 women with grinding machines and a cash token of N5000 each to the beneficiaries. This was done to support the commitment of the bank to reducing unemployment and raising more entrepreneurs in the country.
The grinding machines will help recipients increase their income level and make them to be independent. The beneficiaries of this notable gesture were drawn from four cities namely Abuja, Calabar, Port Harcourt and Asaba.
The theme of the initiative is “The Keystone Women Empowerment Programme”, the empowerment was done under the bank’s Employees Volunteering Scheme (EVS). The project aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and promoting gender equality at all levels of the society.
The Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Keystone Bank, Izore Bamawo, while commenting on the project said that “Keystone Bank is committed to supporting the communities wherein we operate. It is also a technology and service-driven commercial bank offering convenient and reliable solutions to its customers.”
Izore Bamawo added that the bank stands firm in the fight for gender equality and fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among women and with such initiative, they are also contributing their quota to the growth of the community.
The Group Head, concluded by saying “the ripple effect of empowering these women has led to the strengthening of local economies, as they create employment opportunities, contribute to community development, and serve as role models for aspiring entrepreneurs.