Orange Money & Orange Foundation Begin Nationwide Tour -Thousands to benefit from various humanitarian programs

Orange Money in collaboration with the Orange Foundation has commenced a massive nationwide tour under the theme “All for Orange Money.”   The multipurpose tour commenced in Grand Bassa County and will take the team to major cities across the country over the course of the next several weeks. In each community, the All for Orange Money team is having various stakeholder meetings and consultations aimed at promoting and broadening the reach and impact of Orange Money services in Liberia.   The tour will also unveil several humanitarian projects in addition to donating thousands of dollars in humanitarian assistance to various institutions and communities.

During the first stop of the tour, the head of Orange Foundation in Liberia Ms. Sara Buchanan launched a new project called the “one site, one pump” initiative.    Ms. Buchanan stated that through the program, Orange Foundation would build a new hand pump in rural communities where it had a tower and where there was a need for access to clean and safe drinking water.    “We all know water is life,” Ms. Buchanan said to a gathering of villagers in Little Basssa, “and that is why we are dedicating this pump for your community today.  We will carry out similar projects with communities across the country where we have towers located.”

Orange Liberia’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Jean Marius Yao echoed Ms. Buchanan’s sentiments and explained that Orange sees itself and its role in Liberia as a partner in progress.   “At Orange Liberia, we are going beyond simply making a profit.   We also believe we have an important duty to provide social  and development assistance to buttress efforts of the Liberian government to reduce poverty and improve digital and financial inclusion as well as the livelihood of all Liberians,” said Mr. Yao.

The Town Chief of Little Bassa Mr. Obedia Kumm extended appreciation to the Orange team for the hand pump and for a separate donation of assorted food items including rice and oil.    He noted that the pump was critical for the community because many inhabitants lacked access to clean and safe drinking water.

In addition to turning over the new pump to the residents of Little Buchanan, the Orange Money and Orange Foundation teams made donations to the Liberian government hospital.   The donation included a washer and dryer machine, and an assortment of supplies including disposable gowns, gloves and masks.

More donations and project turnovers are expected to be announced in the next several days as the team visits other communities around the country.

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