Investment Strategy

Our Vision and Motivation Your volunteer directors & paid branch staff continue to live by the Vision we enunciated in 2009; we seek to contribute to the growth and prosperity of our communities. To be sure, we are a “for profit” banking business; but where we differ is that the overwhelming majority of the profit generated by banking is distributed back into our communities via investing in projects which will have a meaningful impact on building and/or improving our community. We are not waiting for them; (other people, Governments) to fix things. We believe that communities can be transformed by the human values of the people within. We stand for helping those communities providing the seed capital for a project or the small assistance needed to achieve improvement or change, and to flourish.

Our Community Investment strategy targets 3 main interconnecting areas
- Youth, Environment, and Society (YES). Here's Why:

The young people of today are tomorrow’s parents and community leaders – as responsible corporate & community citizens we should assist and guide them, and support them when contemporary lifestyle issues have an unhealthy influence on them or their families.

Our home, our planet, is being rapidly degraded. It makes sense to look after our home, and it is our mutual duty to future generations to act to reduce our impact on nature.

As Martin Luther King Jr has it, “we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. Whatever effects one directly, effects all indirectly”. With that in mind, we believe that our modest contributions to the development of “society” can have a cumulative effect for positive transformation.

Community Investment Recipients

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