As part of speeding up the recovery effort following the recent disaster Credit Corporation has stepped to offer $100,000 to World Vision for relief work.
The recent flood claimed 21 lives, destroyed livelihoods and left thousands homeless.
Credit Corporation general manager Tony Langston personally handed over the cheque to Country Director Dr Andrew Catford in a brief ceremony on Monday morning.
Mr Langston said that Credit Corporation wanted to help those who were affected by the floods and is hopeful that their contribution will help people to recover from the tragic event.
“Being responsible corporate citizens of the Solomon Islands we want to help those in need at a time such as this. We hope our contributions will make a difference” he said.
Credit Corporation chose to donate to World Vision because of their expertise, strong reputation and commitment to the development of Solomon Islands, the general manager said.
“World Vision is a well established, world-wide organisation. We are confident that our funds will be used well, and go towards helping those flood victims who need it the most.” Mr Langston said.
World Vision country director, Dr Andrew Catford thanked Credit Corporation for the assistance saying it will help many thousands of people who have had their homes damaged and livelihoods destroyed.
“Everyone has really pulled together to work on this response. We have the government at the national and local levels, we have aid organisations and companies collaborating to make the best of a devastating situation,” said Dr Catford.
World Vision has provided relief assistance through a multi-sector response co-ordinated by the Honiara City Council and Guadalcanal provincial government.
Hygiene kits have been distributed to all 9,422 people in evacuation centres in Honiara last week and World Vision is assisting to provide clean water to evacuation centres in Honiara and Guadalcanal.
Members of Mbokonavera community were overwhelmed with the help they received during a recent distribution of relief items.
“Some people were shocked with the size of the ‘family kits’ that were given out,” World Vision Solomon Islands staff member Osborn Cains commented, “some of the women cried.”