The Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund has disbursed 100 thousand kwacha to four churches in Lusaka.
The revolving fund is aimed at empowering vulnerable churches which cannot access soft loans from commercial banks.
Speaking after disbursing the empowerment funds to Chelstone Salvation Army and Mtendere Anglican Church, today, Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund National Coordinator Clement Tembo said he was delighted with the development.
“ I am delighted with the response from churches who want their church members to be empowered under the PEIF,” he said.
Following the move, numerous churches have contacted Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund office requesting to be considered for empowerment.
And Lusaka Pastors Fellowship Chairman Rev Ephraim Kambanja said the church is gratified with the love demonstrated by the head of state to share with the poor.
Rev Kambanja said the funds being given to churches will go a long in alleviating poverty in communities.