The Chinese business community in Namibia donated 600,000 Namibian dollars (about 47,000 U.S. dollars) to an anti-poverty fund on Friday.
“I feel like it is my obligation as part of the community to do what is in my capabilities to help those in need,” said Stina Wu from the Chinese business community in Namibia while delivering the donation.
“For a long time, we have done the best we can in various forms of charity to plough back to society, give back to the country I love and the people of this people that I love,” said Wu.
Namibian First Lady and founder of the One Economy Foundation Monica Geingos explained what the Foundation is all about.
The One Economy Foundation is a Section 21 organization at the Ministry of Trade, Industrialization and SME Development, which has the mandate to break the cycle of poverty.
“Ninety-eight percent of what One Economy Foundation makes is handed over to its beneficiaries.” said Geingos.
Also speaking on the occasion of the donation, the Charge d'affaires ad interim of Chinese Embassy to Namibia, Li Nan, lauded the Chinese business community for making donations for the fight against poverty in Namibia.
“This donation represents the goodwill and friendship from the local Chinese community and represents a true feeling of the Chinese people at large,” said the diplomat.