2nd July 2020

MTN Zambia empowers local women’s group

MTN Zambia has provided material support to a local Women’s Group of Ng’ombe Compound to enhance their operations of manufacturing and supplying reusable face masks in response to the Covid­19 pandemic.

MTN Zambia collaborated with the Ng’ombe Ward Councilor’s Office to identify a women’s group in Ng’ombe compound that is responding to the Covid­19 pandemic by manufacturing and supplying reusable face masks.
Speaking when he presented the donation to the Women’s Group in Lusaka, MTN Zambia CEO, Mr. Bart Hofker said, “the Covid­19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the world economy and the lives of people in our communities. This pandemic has created a need for people to adapt to a new way of life and seek new and improved ways of doing things. We are proud to contribute to this noble initiative that is proactively responding to the Covid­19 pandemic.”

Mr. Hofker also said, “we have partnered with the local area Member of Parliament Hon. Jean Kapata, and the Ng’ombe area ward councilor to donate fabric and materials to a women’s group that manufactures reusable face masks in response to the Covid­19 pandemic. It is my sincere hope that the support we are providing today will go a long way in enhancing the operations of the women’s group as they seek to economically empower themselves and improve the lives of their families and the community.”

The donation is part of the MTN Group Y’ello Hope program which is an initiative being implemented to offer a sustainable response to the Covid­19 pandemic in all MTN operations in Africa and the Middle ­ East. Due to Covid­19 restrictions, Y’ello Hope will be implemented this year in place of the annual staff volunteer program, ’21 Days of Y’ello Care’ which is hosted every year during the month of June.

Source: MTN Zambia

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