Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 which also coincided with the Kartini day, Bank Andara celebrate it first birthday. The event was held in a simple way and intimate which making more closely with its clients. “Simple yet warm”, was something that around 40 BPR who attended were enjoying in this celebration.
The event begins with the opening remark by Paulus Wiranata as the president director, taking this moment to give reflections a year back and the vision ahead for the bank and BPR partners. He started by mentioning Bank Andara two advantages that are different from other commercial banks. In addition to offering benefits in terms of financial, bank Andara also offers social benefits. So every client of Bank Andara indirectly also play an important role in alleviating poverty in Indonesia. Bank Andara is a wholesale bank which is strongly committed to helping millions of poor people in Indonesian who don’t have financial access, of course, through micro finance institutions such as BPR. Through their MFI partners, Bank Andara are already reaching over 430,000 end customers and 40% of their borrowing MFIs are pro-poor, showing their clear intention to help the poorest Indonesian develop their livelihoods.
Bank Andara opened for business one year ago, in this first year they have shown a strong commitment to help poverty eradication in Indonesia by working closely and supporting the microfinance sector, its institutions and their customers to take steps towards growth and positive development. It is Bank Andara’s goal as a unique pro poor wholesale bank, to help Bank Perkreditan Rakyat (BPR) in Indonesia grow and develop by providing them with the support they need to give effective needs driven financial assistance to low income underserved and unbanked Indonesian people, to help improve their lives.
The event which lasted for two hours, Bank Andara provide warmth and comfort to every guest who comes accompanied with beautiful music and a full food menu. In addition, some guests also filled comment on the standing banner as an expression of their hope in the future for Bank Andara. Happy first anniverary Bank Andara !!!