Bank Windhoek supports Hope Village with N$210 000 donation

Capricorn Group and the Imago Dei employees visited Hope Village
Ester Hakaala
Bank Windhoek's managing director Baronice Hans, through the bank's corporate social responsibility drive, donated N$210 000 to Hope Village, an orphanage in Goreangab, Windhoek, last week.

Funds donated will be used to feed the 80 children permanently housed at the orphanage. The handover took place during a Capricorn Foundation 'change-maker' initiative. Through this programme, the Capricorn Group and its employees volunteer and offer their support and donate towards community initiatives.

“We are overwhelmed with the support and love shown by the Imago Dei and the Capricorn Group. Imago Dei brought about 40 employees from Bank Windhoek, and they painted the two rooms of the baby house and painted the jungle gym they made for us,” Marietjie de Klerk, the founder and director of Hope Village, said.

She mentioned that the day was filled with work, play and lots of fun, and that they brought food, blankets, clothes, cake and much more.

“This is a huge blessing for Hope Village as food security is the most important to have. We are so happy and appreciative of what we received,” she said.

Hans joined 45 Capricorn Group employees, as change-makers, in donating over 90 blankets and other essentials while lending a helping hand to upgrading the orphanage. She also used this opportunity to announce Bank Windhoek's pledge of N$210 000. Activities during the day included the painting of two baby rooms and jungle gym as well as organising the rooms.

The children were served hearty meals as the change-makers interacted with them through play and various activities.

Hans praised the staff of Hope Village for their dedication to support and care for vulnerable children and said it was an honour to spend some time with the children. As a connector of positive change, Bank Windhoek will continue to assist the needs of the communities where it operates, she added.

Hope Village is a loving and caring home for orphans, vulnerable and abandoned children and those infected with and affected by HIV/Aids. The children’s basic needs - including food, protection and accommodation - are met in a secure environment surrounded by love and affection. It accommodates children from as young as nine months old.