Corporate Social Responsibility by DFCU Bank - in Uganda

How  DFCU Bank  benefits the Community
  1. Helps to fight HIV by partnering with development agencies.
  2. Reduce the burden of malaria.
  3. Besides the financial support, DFCU enhances the health of people who have no access to medical support. 
Description of CSR as externally perceived
HIV/AIDS program: DFCU contracted the services of Microcare, a local health insurance services provider to provide medical coverage for HIV/AIDS. DFCU has worked with Microcare in conjunction with the Workers Treatment Center, a healthcare facility, to offer Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) services to its staff and their family members. Peer educators actively promote behavior change within the workplace. Every month 900 condoms are placed in the lavatories or handed to staff. In 2005 DFCU started providing antiretrovirals (ARVs) for all employees, one spouse and up to four biological children under the age of 18. The ARVs are part of the healthcare package for all employees provided through Microcare. For all medical needs, Microcare is managing a confidential system of referrals to health services providers.

DFCU supports the local community through a partnership with Hope Clinic Lukuli, a maternal and child care facility located near Kampala. The clinic offers in-patient and out-patient services to the local community including reproductive health, child immunization, malaria, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. In January 2007, DFCU donated US$ 6,000 towards mosquito nets, salaries for two HIV/AIDS counselors, and furnishing of the clinic’s labor ward. Earlier in 2006, DFCU donated medicine and furniture to the clinic.



Additionally, DFCU reaches out to its clients and potential clients on HIV/AIDS issues. HIV/AIDS awareness is part of the appraisals for the companies for whom DFCU provides long and medium term financing.

Long term impact on Ugandans

Increasing productive individuals in Uganda and the micro economy of the country through healthy individuals.

CSR Rating against 10 
3
Very good csr but core mission of the bank is missing in it