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BSP Boss Visits Bring Christmas Cheer at Tiperia

Tears of joy flowed down school teacher Julia Rainima’s face when BSP country manager Kevin McCarthy arrived at her doorsteps in Tiperia Settlement outside Lautoka to handover grocery hampers and
19 Dec 2015 12:34
BSP Boss Visits Bring Christmas Cheer at Tiperia
Kevin McCarthy with children of Tiperia Settlement in Nadi

Tears of joy flowed down school teacher Julia Rainima’s face when BSP country manager Kevin McCarthy arrived at her doorsteps in Tiperia Settlement outside Lautoka to handover grocery hampers and back-to-school kits for her 14 children.

Mrs Rainima runs a kindergarten for the squatter settlement which comprises 25 households with families who mostly rely on casual employment, subsistence fishing and assistance from Government and generous individuals.

“We are so thankful for what BSP has given us today. The food is enough to get our families past Christmas and the school kits will be a big help for our children next year,’’ Mrs Rainima said.

“This has been a very blessed week for the community. Only yesterday we got electricity into the settlement and today BSP is here.”

Mr McCarthy said the tour was part of the bank’s Christmas Charity Drive in the Western Division which will continue next week through other communities around Viti Levu.

“At BSP, Christmas is a time of giving back and we hope that these communities and valued customers will enjoy a better festive season with a little help from us,’’ Mr McCarthy said.

“We have put together basic grocery items and cakes and juice for children plus children’s back-to-school packs.”

Also visited yesterday was the Loloma Home in Sabeto, Nadi which is a home for solo mothers and children including babies who have been abandoned to the Home.

Accompanying the BSP tour party was artist Elena Baravilala’s Rain Project team who set the mood and cheers with Christmas carols. They were a big hit with residents.

“We are happy to support budding artists that are willing to go out to the grassroots with us and share the Christmas cheers in songs and dance,” Mr McCarthy said.

“Plus it’s an opportunity for the Fijian audience to meet their stars in person.”

Keeping with tradition this year, Mr McCarthy also took time out at BSP EFTPoS merchant outlets and ATM sites across the Western region where he surprised unsuspecting customers who won prizes that ranged from promotional items instant cash rewards to shopping prizes through a supermarket.

The BSP Christmas campaign continues next week.

Bank South Pacific

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