Our holistic approach to serving the people of South Sudan includes positively impacting families' livelihoods, ensuring the country embraces financial inclusivity.
As a national financial institution, Kush Bank does more than just simple transaction processing. Our holistic approach to serving the people of South Sudan includes positively impacting families’ livelihoods, ensuring the country embraces financial inclusivity for sustainable economic growth and shaping the positive narrative of the socio-economic potential that our young nation is yet to unfold to the world. In short, we believe in South Sudan, and every day, we focus on how to help our nation and our fellow citizens achieve their goals.
Kush Bank aims to use traditional and non-traditional scalable channels that meet the needs of the under-served communities and provide access to the unbanked and underbanked within the country.
Formalized banking is new in our country. As a national bank, we have an essential role in getting every citizen of South Sudan to contribute toward nation-building. For some, that might mean the ability to farm in the fertile fields of Western Equatoria State; for others, it might mean linking them to agri- investors for contract farming, thus building the national reserves for food supply. Whatever that one person needs to do to make their individual and community lives better, Kush Bank is the partner they are looking to for financial education, empowerment, and access to the elusive financial ability.
Overall, Kush Bank aims to use traditional and non-traditional scalable channels that meet the needs of the under-served communities and provide access to the unbanked and underbanked within the country. This is about developing responsive products and building deep trust in the communities we serve to enable the principles of financial inclusion to be accepted.
Kush Bank is responding to this need through the provision of low-cost or no-cost credit instruments to schools, with an emphasis on supporting infrastructure.
Creating safe and well-structured spaces to learn is essential for the long-term development of people in South Sudan. Kush Bank is responding to this need through the provision of low-cost or no-cost credit instruments to schools, with an emphasis on supporting infrastructure that enables us to help schools reduce their utility costs, impact the environment positively, and provide much-needed support to the academic community. Solar power installations, boreholes for safe drinking water, and supports for classroom expansion, with an emphasis on STEM-focused learning spaces, are just some ways that Kush Bank is focusing on the development of the next generation of minds in the world’s newest country.
Throughout this, we also focus on ensuring that our value chain for these projects is local. Ensuring that we drive the sustainability of the small business sector by purchasing and contracting locally.
We are focussed on developing strong products to support non-traditional segments of the financial sector.
We are focused on developing strong products to support non-traditional segments of the financial sector, such as women-led enterprises, youth engagement, and driving innovation locally through impact investing.
We strongly believe that to engage meaningfully we need to remove the traditional lens that we design products through, and dive deeper into the design of products and services. Breaking down barriers is crucial, and engaging for the long-term, rather than a short-term solution, is critical.
Kush Bank is leading the way in engaging youth from early school years onward, through supporting education in infrastructure development, scholarships to move from theoretical learning to practical application, for women-led businesses through access to credit and mentorship, and early-stage businesses that focus on building value chains, through impact investing parameters.
We support many worthy causes that directly or indirectly fit into our strategic agenda.
Because needs in South Sudan fall into a wide spectrum, Kush Bank does not limit its support of the community to the listed areas only. We support many worthy causes that directly or indirectly fit into our strategic agenda. Our contributions to such causes are governed by assessment and assignment of available funds and may include activities such as:
As a corporate citizen, we have adopted the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in our organization.
Kush Bank serves international and local organizations through various humanitarian interventions from the financial sector, whether that be cash distributions, emergency financing, or digital partnerships to expand the reach of aid delivery in all parts of South Sudan. As a corporate citizen, we recognize our duties go beyond the traditional roles of a bank, and as such, we have adopted the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in our organization, both influencing our in-house operations and our interactions with clients.
Our adoption of these SDGs speaks our language of: