Sathapana Bank brought its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to a Kreung indigenous community on November 26, with the Kingdom’s most trusted leading commercial bank donating a range of daily essentials.

In Kres village, in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Chum district, Sathapana Bank Chief Credit Officer Koy Chamroeunvichea, District Governor Kieng Tola, Village Chief Sapas Tal, Sathapana Bank staff and residents attended the handover ceremony for the donations.

Committed to giving back to communities across the Kingdom, Sathapana Bank donated daily necessities to 40 families – each receiving 50kg of rice, cooking oil, fish sauce, canned fish, fermented beans, instant noodles and sugar.

O’Chum District Governor Tola expressed gratitude to Sathapana Bank for helping the vulnerable in his district, saying: “I would like to thank Sathapana Bank for undertaking this social responsibility work and donating food to the people here.

Koy Chamroeunvichea (ninth left), Kieng Tola (centre) and bank staff join residents. YOUSOS APDOULRASHIM

“I hope Sathapana Bank continues such charitable activities in this and other villages in rural areas.”

And with its commitment to CSR efforts across the Kingdom, the bank has not only expanded its activities to Ratanakkiri, but also to other provinces.

“This year we have carried out CSR programmes not only in Ratanakkiri, but also in other provinces. In Banteay Meanchey, for example, we donated food items to 110 families impacted by floods.

“We also partnered with the Association of Banks in Cambodia [ABC] and National Bank of Cambodia [NBC] in the Relief Package Distributions Programme, which reached more than 500 flood-affected households,” said Chamroeunvichea.

Sathapana Bank also handed over school supplies to children in the community. YOUSOS APDOULRASHIM

Sathapana’s efforts in making lives easier for Cambodian people also include a focus on financial inclusion.

A key Sathapana Bank mission is to improve people’s businesses and lives throughout the Kingdom by providing a premier range of full banking services with advanced technology, while contributing to the sustainable development of Cambodia.

About Sathapana Bank

Sathapana Bank is a leading commercial bank in Cambodia, with total assets of more than $2.4 billion and over 4,000 employees.

It boasts an extensive branch network nationwide with more than 170 branches, three Sathapana Premier Banking halls and more than 250 ATMs.

It provides complete banking services, including loans, deposits, iBanking, Mobile Banking, debit and credit cards, trade finance, domestic and foreign remittances, cross-border fund transfers with SWIFT, Visa B2B Connect and Western Union, among others.

Bank staff help an elderly villager with her donated daily essentials. YOUSOS APDOULRASHIM

Sathapana Bank also offers tax collection services and public service payments with the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

It cooperates with mobile payment providers such as WING, Pi Pay, TrueMoney, Ly Hour Veluy, eMoney and Bakong to further customer convenience.

Recently, Sathapana Bank won two prestigious awards – “Best Mobile Banking App Awards 2022” and “Mobile Banking and Payment Initiative of the Year” – from the UK-based Global Brands Magazine.

It was also honoured at the “Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards” for its newly revamped mobile banking app, Sathapana Mobile.

These two awards are a testament to the bank’s continuous efforts and commitment to serve customers better as the need for mobile banking services continues to grow, with digital experiences like Sathapana Mobile part of the Cambodian lifestyle.

Forty families in the Kreung indigenous community received provisions. YOUSOS APDOULRASHIM