Sasai Econet Financial Services (SEFS), a subsidiary of Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL), recently handed donations to Semonkong Children’s Centre, in celebration of EcoSure’s tenth anniversary in operation.
The donations which included 25 blankets, groceries, and liquefied petrol gas worth M30,000, were handed out at an event that took place in Ha Mateketa, in Semonkong last week Monday.
EcoSure is ETL’s funeral insurance offering under the auspices of Sasai Econet Financial Services.
Launched in 2013, the innovative product has revolutionised the insurance industry, making it more accessible and convenient for customers to obtain funeral cover.
Speaking during the handover event, SEFS general manager ‘Matikoe Letsie, said this week’s donation was the first one in celebration of EcoSure’s milestone, but would not be the last one.
“In celebrating EcoSure, we found it necessary to give a helping hand to Basotho, and we started with this home but most importantly, it is not the only place we shall visit,” Letsie said.
Starting from July this year, a subscriber who registers with EcoSure receives a reward, she said.
Letsie advised people to register for the insurance offering to have decent burials.
She said their aim at SEFS is to give back to the people in return for the support they have received in the usage of their services.
‘Marethabile Mahopolo, the manager of Semonkong Children’s Centre, expressed gratitude to ETL for the gifts.
“If these children are not assisted by Econet’s social impact arm, HigherLife Foundation through education, it is Econet’s subsidiary, Sasai Econet Financial Services and we cannot thank God enough for answering our prayers,” she said.
She explained that the home houses 24 children of ages ranging from two to 20 years.
She said three of them are National University of Lesotho students, with some children in high school through sponsorship of Higherlife Foundation, which is a social empowerment arm of ETL.
She further indicated children who are 20 years old under their care, due to difficult life circumstances.
“They were brought here because of circumstances, which do not just go away because they are eighteen. Our key plan which we have agreed with the social development is we do not push a child out just because they are eighteen. A child will be in this facility until they can sustain themselves. We teach them life,” she said.