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Equity Bank to cover tea farmers through NHIF

Equity Bank is going to partner with tea farmers in a bid to promote the health of the farmers through National Hospital Insurance Funds (NHIF).

Equity Bank’s Director of Marketing and Public Sector Mr. David Nyamu said this while at a function of commissioning Kisyet Factory in Bomet East.

Nyamu said the scheme would allow Equity bank to pay NHIF to hospitals on behalf of tea farmers in Bomet so that their health is preserved.

“Our organization will be partnering with tea farmers from this region in the near future to remit payments to the National Health Insurance Fund on their behalf to secure their health,” explained Nyamu.

According to the director, most of the farmers have challenges with health issues that would require many resources to treat and often people would try fundraisers that have been rampant among the farmers.

“On health issues, many farmers have challenges in raising money to pay for treatment and most people would hold fundraisers to help in treating the patients. For this reason, the Equity bank has held talks with Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) through factories to help in covering the cost of treatment of patients through NHIF,” said director Nyamu.

On the partnership with Saccos, the director stated however that the bank is not at war with Sacco but would collaborate with them in trying to help farmers and all other sectors improve the well-being of their farmers.

He urged farmers to join Saccos to help them benefit from their savings since the bank would partner with the Saccos to help the farmers to improve their lives.

By Lamech Arisa

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