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October 12, 2020updated 05 Nov 2020 4:16pm

UK leasing professionals team up to support Street Children of Iringa

By Hannah Wright

Acquis and the AFPA Trust have committed to providing financial support to a street children’s charity based in Iringa, Tanzania.

The charity, whose largest fundraiser in London was cancelled due to Covid-19, has faced a drastic decrease in its annual income.

UK-based insurance management firm, Acquis, will match the donation from AFPA Trust of £3250 ($4229) to Street Children Iringa.

This financial commitment represents an essential cash lifeline for the charity, enabling the continuation of their work.

Street Children of Iringa, provides food, shelter and education to over 50 homeless children in Iringa. This service aims to secure a positive and sustainable future for the children.

Letty McMaster, chief executive and founder of the charity, described the donation as “vital”. Outlining the charity’s plans for the funds, McMaster said: “It will help towards securing the future of the home and the safe house, for a further year.”

APFA Trust / Acquis

AFPA Trust (www.afpatrust.com) is an asset finance and leasing sector registered charity which seeks to connect individuals in their global fundraising efforts.

Stephen Bassett, chair of AFPA Trust, said the trust’s members should be proud of their impact on the lives of the Street Children of Iringa during these trying times.

Bassett said: “It is all the more gratifying that we are still able, alongside Acquis, to help Street Children Iringa in such a significant way this year and just when they really need it.”

“All our own members and sponsors have every reason to be extremely proud of the impact their connection with AFPA Trust will have on Street Children of Iringa.“

AFPA Trust also works to connect individuals in and around the asset finance, leasing and lending sector.

During lockdown, Bassett held regular Zoom meetings to unite individuals in their COVID-19 struggles.

The meetings provided a space for individuals to discuss their lives beyond business, establishing a personal support network for industry individuals. These meetings are currently held monthly.

Acquis specialises in the provision of fully outsourced insurance management programmes for leased equipment. They currently manage insurance on over $6bn of financed equipment and tracking more than 600,000 finance contracts.

If you would like to learn more about the work the charity Street Children Iringa visit: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/donate/street-children-iringa

 

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