On Sunday, November 10, 2019, a majority of Sumac Microfinance Bank staff were at the Ruiru Dam for a very important occasion. The Friends of Ruiru Dam [FORD] had organized a tree planting day, and Sumac Microfinance Bank was one of the main sponsors.
The team, led by Sumac CEO John Njihia, was on ground to work hand in hand with other teams from FORD and the Hindu Religious Center to plant as many trees as could be possible. Other senior managers of the bank, alongside staff from various branches also participated.
After about two hours of planting trees around the Ruiru Dam Arboretum, everyone settled for a moment of speeches and recognition of the work that has been done to conserve the environment, specifically at Ruiru Dam.
Sumac CEO John Njihia had several remarks to make:
“On behalf of Sumac Microfinance Bank Ltd, I wish to offer very profound gratitude to all of you who turned up in large numbers for this tree planting exercise. This truly shows our commitment as a society, and as a nation, towards the preservation of our environment.
Indeed, this exercise will go a long way in helping to strengthen our resolve as a country to fight drought and famine; and the best way is always to plant as many trees as we can. Let us carry on this mandate with an unending resolve and commitment, so that future generations will still find a livable environment in which to thrive.
Sumac Microfinance Bank opted to be part of this exercise because we are a bank that believes in the preservation of our environment. Last year, we were here to support and sponsor a Marathon event that was aimed at conserving and maintaining the Ruiru Dam. And earlier this year, we were part of yet another tree planting exercise here as sponsors. The overwhelming participation of many residents and sponsors was very encouraging. In equal manner, we are encouraged by the participation today of many Kenyans of goodwill who have shown up for this tree planting drive.
We have supported this initiative as a bank, as a way of giving back to the community, and we hope we can continue to support various initiatives of this nature here in Kiambu.
Sumac Microfinance Bank was this year declared the Winner in the Agriculture and Livestock Financing Category at the annual Think Business Banking Awards. It is our great pleasure to receive such an accolade, which goes to a humbling extent to confirm our strength as a bank, and that we are here in Kiambu to support your endeavors.
Sumac will continue to support farmers and the livestock keepers to ensure we strengthen our economy together. Our commitment is to continue being a reliable, dependable and efficient back you can count on to take you to the next level.
Last year we were voted the 2nd Fastest Growing Microfinance Bank in the country, with an asset loanbook of about Ksh1.4 Billion. We are keen to keep pushing the limits to make the bank a strong entity that can help you prosper.
As we plant more trees from today, we welcome you to visit our Githunguri branch to seek opportunities in which we could help you grow in your business, venture or enterprise. For those who stay in Thika, we have opened a branch there as well to be able to serve you better. Its located on Nafelin Plaza, along Mama Ngina Drive. Our existing branch network of Ngara, Koinange, Nakuru and Githunguri will always be open to you for business, and we are glad we have walked the mile with you this far. Thank you so much for your unending support.
With those few remarks, ladies and gentlemen, I’m profoundly grateful to all of you, and we look forward to a better Kenya tomorrow as we plant trees everywhere possible. Long live Kiambu, Long live Kenya.”