Izwe Savings & Loans Provides Drinking Water to Odukpong Kpehe MA Primary School

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Izwe Savings and Loans donated a 7,500 liter water storage tank connected to the piped water network to the Odukpong kpehe MA Basic School in Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana.

With a population of nearly 1,000 students, the school struggles to access drinking water. Every day, children risk their lives crossing the busy Kasoa-Nyanyano road to fetch water from a community tap to fill plastic buckets placed around the school for various purposes including hand washing.

It’s still a dangerous business, as Class 6 teacher James Nyarko explained. “We always wondered when this problem would be solved. Children always had to cross the road. We weren’t happy, but there was nothing we could do about it. he said.

“This is an exciting intervention from Izwe. At the moment, a few students from nearby schools are coming to fetch water here. We are grateful to Izwe Savings and Loans,” said a teacher, Dorothy Oppong.

Providing the water tank is one of many ventures undertaken by Izwe Savings and Loans in communities across the country as the company celebrates 10 years of operation in Ghana.

Izwe Savings and Loans is a subsidiary of Izwe Africa Group, which is headquartered in Mauritius and has operations in South Africa with subsidiaries in 3 other African countries, Zambia, Kenya and Ghana.

After 10 years of doing business in Ghana and positively impacting lives, the company said its impact story would not be complete without making a conscious effort to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.

It is for this reason that Izwe Savings & Loans has earmarked ¢150 million to support the SME sector this year. This engagement, she said, will build the resilience of specific sectors and improve their ability to grow and create jobs in the economy.

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