Select is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our clients, and investing back into the community. Listed below are just a few of the initiatives that Select has started in order to improve the lives of some of our customers. Keep an eye out for more initiatives to come in this space, as we continue to look for ways in which we add value where ever we go.
Building instruction manual
In 2009 Select launched its first dedicated housing microfinance product in Swaziland, the Lulala loan. The Lulala loan was designed to meet the needs of customers who would like to improve their existing homes or build a new home incrementally. In order to help our customers build cost effective, safe and structurally sound homes, Select designed a building instruction manual that shows step by step how to get the important little details like laying a foundation right.
This manual is now available to all our customers, and can be downloaded by clicking here.
Annual Back to School campaign
Every year Select gives back to its customers during our annual Back to School campaign. During this campaign we give our clients who take out loans from Select a complimentary voucher for school uniform and other accessories worth more than E250 each.
HIV and AIDS awareness campaign in cooperation with USDF
In 2010 Select donated E80 000 towards a HIV and AIDS awareness campaign for USDF employees in Swaziland. Over the course of two months, Select made weekly visits to USDF barracks camps where, in cooperation with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, information sessions were presented about the dangers of HIV and AIDS. In addition, Select also presented sessions on responsible lending and financial planning.
In 2007 Select assisted the Kwaluseni Community through building a soup kitchen that feeds more than 150 orphaned and vulnerable children residing in that community. As part of Select and the group’s commitment towards supporting the Swazi children who form Swaziland’s future, the soup kitchen was opened is a ceremony involving members of the local community, as seen in this picture.