National Bank and Impact Water with support from the Ministry of Education have launched a partnership that is set to provide safe drinking water to over 4 million students in 12,000 schools across the country by end of 2019. The partnership with National Bank is expected to cover additional 7,000 schools as national roll-out begins.
The Bank will provide distribution, logistics, and financial service-support to public primary and secondary schools which are its customers. It will also assist participating schools to acquire the necessary infrastructure from Impact Water. Speaking at the launch, National Bank Managing Director Wilfred Musau said the water situation requires urgent attention, not only in Kenya but globally.
He noted that the Bank as a corporate citizen is committed to supporting the government in the attainment of the set Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
The bank will unveil micro-loans to qualified schools to make safe drinking water even more affordable. Participating schools will also receive replacement cartridges or tablets through any of the National Banks branches across Kenya.