BancABC builds home for 86-year-old granny

Mother luck can still smile on the old as it happened to 86-year-old Seanokeng Swaki of Molebatsi ward in Tonota.

After living the rest of her life in a desolate, crowded and tiny shack, Swaki can now smile after Banc ABC built her a four (4) roomed house.

The bank has also connected the house to water supply and fenced the yard.

Swaki shared her shack with her daughter Annah, nine (9) grandchildren and seven (7) great grand children.

Last week, Banc ABC re-wrote the history of Swaki’s family. The one in a lifetime opportunity smiled on her last week when the house was officially handed in an event graced by the bank’s Managing Director Jitto Kurian, the Acting Minister in the Presidency Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri and Tonota South legislator Pono Moatlhodi.

When Kiruan gave her the keys, Swaki counted her blessings by bursting into song and praise. From that day, she knew she will never have to worry about providing shelter to protect her huge family from the harsh winter and scorching summer sun.

The bank answered the call to build her a house last August. Speaking at the handover ceremony Kurian said, “This is the story we wanted to rewrite if we had the means and opportunity to do so.

COUNTING HER BLESSINGS: Swaki surrounded by bank officials, area Mp, Pono Moatlhodi and Minister Matlhabaphiri
COUNTING HER BLESSINGS: Swaki surrounded by bank officials, area Mp, Pono Moatlhodi and Minister Matlhabaphiri

By providing the basic need of shelter, we hope the Swaki and Moyo families can look forward to a great future knowing fully well that they have a safe abode.”

Kurian also highlighted how delighted they were to have successfully built and handed over the house to the old woman.

“We have converged to celebrate the culmination of a project that we have worked on long and hard and that has brought us together on so many occasions,” he said.

Kurian went on to say with a roof over their heads the Swaki family will be “motivated to be more active members of society and contribute in one way or another to the economy of Botswana.”

The house was built for about P130 000 and was initiated by Moatlhodi who pleaded with the bank to build it.

Through its corporate strategy on issues related to women and children, arts and culture, education, health and disability, BancABC says it continues to play an important part in the lives of Batswana.

“We are a growing bank with strong African heritage and aspirations of playing a greater role in Botswana.

This is because of our emphasis on people since we believe people make us who we are as a bank,” said the Managing Director.




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