Zimbabwe: First Capital Bank donates agricultural equipment to ZFU

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Leading financial services provider, First Capital Bank (FCA), has donated thousands of dollars worth of farming equipment to the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU).

The donation will be used to meet the productivity needs of the ZFU member Murehwa-based Chemhondoro Farming Club.

Speaking at the handover of the goods recently, FCA Director of Consumer Banking, Angela Kamhiriri, said the donation is in addition to nearly $500,000 worth of goods already given to ZFU.

“The Chemhondoro Farmers Club has 50 capable members who have been properly trained in modern farming skills. We rely on them to contribute to the wider economy through this.

“Agriculture is a sector with enormous potential and opportunity, and young people are the future generation that has the capacity to achieve both,” she said.

She said the intention of the bank is to play a positive role in the sustainable development of young people, so that they contribute to some of the larger and broader national issues such as food security and unemployment.

Kamhiriri said such a colossal task cannot be accomplished without forging expert partnerships, which prompted FCA’s merger with ZFU in an ideal public-private partnership.

The donations included four water pumps, eight Diamond Mesh Wire, two 1,000 liter jumbo tanks, fertilizer compounds, onion, tomato and cabbage seeds.

“With ZFU, our goal with the ‘Fit for life’ program is to help young farmers overcome some of the challenges they face.

“…challenges that could have prevented them from accessing basic education and agricultural inputs. We hope that our contribution will improve the results of the Young Farmers Club,” she said.

She challenged the youth to think outside the box by identifying opportunities and preferring practical solutions to seize future opportunities in the local economy and agricultural industries.

“I would like to reaffirm our commitment to engage in sustainable community projects that will have a long-term impact on the youth, community and economy of Zimbabwe,” Kamhiriri added.


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