PNG Lifeline safe house gets a facelift

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Lifeline chairman Clyde Willis & BSP Retail Staff Development Manager, Raymond Mojica

Port Moresby, September 22nd, 2017 | Bank South Pacific (BSP) has refurbished a longstanding refuge Centre for survivors of family and sexual violence, run by PNG Lifeline in Port Moresby.

PNG Lifeline has served and assisted hundreds of victims, generally women who have gone through Gender Based Violence. The organisation provides refuge, counselling, training and assists with rehabilitation.

BSP’s Retail Strategic Business Unit (SBU) took on the challenge to renovate and bring life to an old refuge house that was abandoned a few years back.

Chairman of PNG Lifeline Clyde Willis opening the door of the renovated room.

The staff contributed to washing of the building, cleaning up the yard and assisting to repaint the building. The project was delivered within 4 weeks.

Renovation was done by local contractor, and this included replacing of walls, roof, fly wire and ablution facilities.

Chairman of PNG Lifeline Clyde Willis said, “The refurbishments mean that more families will be able to be housed in safe emergency accommodation.”

“We very much valued such work done by a recognised financial institution like BSP for the community. We are more than proud for the new look that the victims can now enjoy,” Mr Willies said.

BSP Retail Staff Development Manager, Raymond Mojica said, “The bank is pleased to be able to provide this support to PNG Lifeline. The project also reminds staff of the issues that are faced by men, women and children in the family and community. Sometimes we are unable to help, but contributing to provide a safe place is a start. I am sure; this contribution will make a difference.”

Lifeline staffs with BSP retail team at the opening of the refurbished building

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ABOUT BSP

Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region.  We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGK20.8 billion.

BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.

Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.

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  • 500 ATMs
  • 11,000+ EFTPoS

We’re proud of our whole of bank capabilities whereby our teams in Corporate, Retail, Paramount and Treasury are able to provide solutions to our clients, drawing on our capabilities and broad presence. This capability is unmatched by our competitors.  PNG and the Pacific is our home. We have knowledge, history, experience and a commitment to the region that other financial institutes cannot offer.

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We are 100% committed to improving the communities in which we operate in. BSP has delivered 287 community projects since 2009, worth over K6.7 Million.

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