The promotion of health and emotional wellness is a cause that has defined Zimnat’s corporate social footprint as it continues to seek to make life better for the communities in which it operates.

Zimnat recently partnered with the Professional Women, Women Executives and Business Women’s Forum (PROWEB) to offer free eye cataract surgery to hundreds of people affected by the condition in Zimbabwe.

A team of doctors from Spain under the Elena Barraquer Foundation, working with local doctors, performed the operations at Chitungwiza Central Hospital from September 23 to 28.

The foundation is an offshoot of the Barraquer Opthalmology Centre, a top Spanish Eye Hospital in Barcelona which has for years undertaken similar eye projects in Africa.

More than 200 people from Harare, Mahusekwa, Marondera, Dema, Mount Darwin, Madziva and Shurugwi benefitted from the programme, undergoing successful cataract removal operations.

Supporting this programme, which assisted so many people affected by eye cataracts, is in line with Zimnat’s commitment to making life better.

Several of the beneficiaries of the programme could not hide their joy after the surgery and expressed their gratitude to Zimnat and the organisers for coming to their aid.

Most of the beneficiaries had been living with the condition for some time but had failed to raise the amount required for surgery.

This programme is one of a number that Zimnat has been involved in this year that have made an impact on people’s lives.

Some of the notable initiatives include donations to children living with disabilities, construction of an ablution block for girls at a primary school in Epworth and providing roofing for schools affected by Cyclone Idai.

The company is driven by a purpose to make life better. It is associated with the Sanlam Group, the largest non-banking financial institution on the continent.

The Zimnat group has four business units, namely Asset Management, Life Assurance, General Insurance and Microfinance.

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