Business with a heart, is what we at Xpress Money have always tried to be. Giving back to the community is intrinsic in our DNA and we are always on the lookout for opportunities where we can pay it forward to the society we exist in.
The Holy Month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, presents us with one such opportunity to do our bit. This is the month where charity is encouraged within the community- a time to share one’s blessings with others. Over the last couple of years Xpress Money too, through its various CSR activities, has tried to make a difference to the society by organizing a range of community focused events that help alleviate the struggles of those in need.
The month of Ramadan, which just went by, was no different. Under the aegis of our Corporate Social Responsibility program, H.O.P.E, we organized a range of community outreach campaigns in countries such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Jordan. In Jordan we distributed monthly provisions to over 450 families of Syrian refugees – a community that has been under duress the last few months. In the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, we reached out to thousands of blue-collared laborers across various labor camps and distributed Ifthar food packets to them.
Talking about the Ramadan charity initiatives, Rahul Krishnakumar – Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Xpress Money said, “As a responsible corporate it is our endeavor to reach out to more and more people during the period of Ramadan, every year. I am happy that we were able to distribute over 8500 food packets this year, as part of our Xpress Money CSR initiative. The smiles on the faces of the people who benefited from these food packet distributions, made it worth the while.”
An Ifthar food packet is essentially a care package which includes items such as juices, biscuits, dates, fruits and other non perishable food products that people can use to break their fasts. After a day of fasting, the food packets go a long way in providing relief to these hardworking group of people.