ASA Savings and Loans has taken its free health screening trail to Berekum in the Bono Region where close to 200 market women benefited from the exercise.
As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), the company has been organising free health screenings across its operational areas in the country.
The Berekum Business Centre screening covered conditions such as blood pressure, malaria, blood sugar level, typhoid and blood group. Beneficiaries with mild conditions were counselled and given medications while those who required further medical attention were also advised to do so.
The Sunyani Area Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Isaac Agyapong, who supervised the one-day exercise said it is the commitment of the company to help promote quality healthcare for its clients and the society at large.
He said, “The Company has made it part of its annual operational objectives to organise free medical screening in addition to several other CSR activities. We donate several items to children’s homes, hospital, schools and others.”
A client of ASA and Savings and Loans, Josephine Aseiduaa, 49, said the company has been very consistent with advancing soft loans to women groups. The financial support alone is a game-changer for micro businesses, she added.
The second-hand clothes seller with four (4) children could not hide her emotions about the impact of ASA on the lives of her family, saying, “I couldn’t have benefited from this screening if not my relationship with ASA.”
A 40-year-old beautician, Gladys Takyiwaa, on her part said the screening revealed her current health status and it will guide her in future. “I thank ASA for the unflinching support to women for us to make a better living, especially single mothers.”