A decade of investment in the community

10 January

Kiswishi SEZ and Rendeavour, the owner and developer of the first private Special Economic Zone in Democratic Republic of the Congo, have marked a decade of investing in the local community.

Since 2012, Kiswishi’s healthcare initiatives have grown to impact nearly 1,000 people annually, representing more than 5,000 medical checkups, 64 surgical operations, free access to medication, 48 healthy lifestyle workshops, COVID-19 sensitization campaigns and distribution of hand sanitation kits.

The healthcare initiative also includes the establishment of three boreholes for free use by the local community.

Kiswishi SEZ’s agricultural programmes support more than 200 families with yearly donations of seeds and fertilizer, as well as on-site support from an agronomist.

For public schools in and around Kiswishi SEZ, Rendeavour provides school kits with bags, books, pens, pencils and rulers to 400 students of the community. Similarly, the companies’ sports program distributes football equipment and supports the Kawama football tournament and boxing classes.

At Kiswishi SEZ, community members are given priority access to jobs.