South Africa-based international money transfer company, Mukuru, has said it will give 10 rand (K340) towards flood victims relief efforts in Malawi every time one of their clients sends money to the country.
A statement from the money transfer company said between February 1 and 7, every time a Mukuru client in South Africa, United Kingdom (UK), Europe and Canada sends money to Malawi, a donation of 10 rand will be made to the Gift of the Givers Foundation in support of their relief work in Malawi.
Mukuru clients in South Africa can use the dollar menu, Mukuru’s mobile app, at www.app.mukuru.com,mobi site on www.mukuru.mobi or call the company’s centre to make a transfer while those in the UK, Europe and Canada will need to use the website, www.mukuru.com, said the statement.
In Malawi, recipients can collect their money from any of NBS Bank, Post Dot Net or Nedbank Malawi branches.
Mukuru marketing manager Michael Cook is quoted in a statement having said the company has been helping Malawians transfer money home for the last three years.
“We have really come to love the country and the people. When we saw the damage that has taken place, we could not sit back and do nothing.
“This is at least a way for us and the Malawian diaspora to pull together and help those suffering from this natural disaster,” he said.
Due to flash floods caused by torrential rains, killing at least 170 people, damaging property and displacing hundreds of thousands, government declared a State of disaster in 15 districts, calling upon donors to support the country in its relief efforts.