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Many Kenyans today want to fly; Equity Bank is providing the “Wings to Fly.” Banking in Kenya today has become a necessity. Today it is common for income earners or anyone wishing to make savings to identify with a certain bank. For this to happen, one considers a number of issues before choosing a bank like minimum balance, number of withdrawals, transaction charges, location among others. Equity with almost 6 million customers has excelled in almost all areas to become the lead bank customers wise.

Dreams of some young bright but needy students have come to pass thanks to this initiative, Wings to Fly,” by the bank. Not only has Equity Bank given Kenyans a chance to further their education but it has also given them the chance to dream of things that they have never had to before.
While Equity bank is known as the bank of the poor, customers are quick to point, “It has turned a lot of poor people into rich people both intellectually and financially.”

Equity Bank and the Master Card Foundation and also supported by UKaid have gone out of their way to provide Kshs. 4 Billion that would provide secondary education to 5,600 poor but needy students.  This noble venture guarantees young people hope for the future as education can be quite costly especially high school and university education. It is said that education is expensive but ignorance is more expensive. The kind of noble venture adds to the achievement of the Millennium Development goal of eradicating extreme poverty.  The bank is helping achieve this by having more people educated.

Thanks to scholarship offered by Equity bank, Kenyan students have been enrolled in prestigious International universities like Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, and MIT.  These are usually a preserve of the rich western world students but have now seen bright Kenyan students enroll there for degree courses thanks to Equity Bank and the MasterCard scholarship foundation.


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