The Swiss Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides an avenue to raise funds for welfare initiatives across the globe. It is Switzerland’s oldest and largest relief agency founded in 1866, where proceeds from fundraising events of the Swiss Red Cross are used to ensure the continuation of efforts in the areas of healthcare, reconstruction, and disaster relief across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
In 2014, Guaranty Trust extended its support towards the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Intervention strategy in West Africa by making a donation of N40 million to the Swiss Red Cross and Doctors without Borders. The donation of N40 million to the Swiss Red Cross and Doctors without Borders was to support the dispatch of trained personnel, create mobile laboratories to improve diagnostics, setting up more Ebola case management facilities in remote areas, creation of regional network of field hospitals to treat medical personnel and address the collapse of state infrastructure, which left people in many parts of West Africa without access to basic healthcare.
The funds raised in 2013 were used in Maldova, Paraguay, and Swaziland to provide enlightenment training for volunteers and treatment for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
We believe that giving back to the less privileged residents of our host communities is a prerequisite for the overall development of the country. Guaranty Trust is widely recognized as a responsible Corporate Citizen, a pacesetter, and industry leader, and a significant part of the bank’s annual earnings are committed towards supporting structures and initiatives. This belief has been a driving factor behind our support for various initiatives over the years.
This is how we work with communities and organizations that share our values to impact lives, empower people and uplift those on the margins of our society.
The communities where we work are the reasons why we exist; Our role is to make them stronger.
We believe that quality education increases opportunities to access a better life.
We see in the Arts, the opportunity to inspire and empower members of our communities and to also foster cultural exchanges that break down societal barriers and build global relationships.