Africa’s foremost donations facilitator, Avale Africa, has since the beginning of the “stay at home” directive, deployed the support of corporate sponsors to help provide succor to the poorest and most vulnerable. The organization’s actions are designed to complement the global and national efforts to tackle effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic through provision of palliatives and other relief materials. From Monday 4th through to 14th of May 2020, Avale in conjunction with Comercio Partners Limited, provided 2,500 cooked meals to Orphans and Vulnerable children in Lekki community.
Steve Osho, Co-Managing partner at Comercio Partners said: “An integral part of the Essence of Comercio Partners is Empathy, guided by this commitment as a brand, we acknowledge the facts and realities occasioned by the current pandemic. Our CSR strategy typically covers a wide range of issues, but in these times, we considered it imperative to focus on children because they are characteristically the worst hit during crisis periods.” Avale Africa who partner socially-conscious corporates and non-profits via tech-enabled CSR and fund-raising campaigns, expressed through its Chief Operating Officer, Uzo Okonkwo, the need to harness collaborative opportunities and interventions through credible platforms especially during periods when survival is interdependent.
Avale has helped secure over 15,000 meals during the lockdown through pairing verified NGOs executing COVID-19 food drives with corporate donors. This latest initiative was successful through the effort of the Lagos-based Investment Bank, and The Destiny Trust Foundation.