News release: (5) June 23 2008
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Experian's N4 Solutions digs deep for African charity
Global information services company opens drinking well in rural Uganda
Nottinghamm, UK, 23 June 2008 - N4 Solutions, an Experian Company has opened a community well in Gulu, Uganda, which will provide 2,700 people with access to clean drinking water.
Working with the UK-based charity African Revival, N4 Solutions, one of the UK's leading providers of multi-channel distribution and fulfilment technology for mortgages and wealth management, has funded the sinking of a borehole for the Cubu Primary School Water Project. The project will provide local people and 800 school children with clean drinking water. This investment is part of African RevivalÕs ongoing commitment to help local communities build a better future in Northern Uganda.
The well was opened by prize winners from the Council of Mortgage Lenders' Annual Conference, which was sponsored by N4 in December 2007. The lucky winner was Tim Hanton, Credit Systems Manager at GMAC RFC Ltd, who was accompanied by his wife, Vicky Hanton and Steve Jones, MD of N4 Solutions.
"This trip wasn't the normal holiday prize of a week at Disney," said Tim Hanton. "It was certainly a life changing experience and at the same time very humbling to see the impact that the well would have on the local community in what has been a war torn area of Uganda, until very recently."
Steve Jones, Managing Director of N4 added: "It was great to see this project through to fruition, witnessing firsthand the benefits the well will offer both the school and the whole community. We have a strong corporate CSR programme and this project supports our overarching strategy. It's a great opportunity for us to make a difference, as well as include our business partners in this charitable venture."
N4 has a strong history of charitable work, receiving The Gold Award for philanthropy from the Home Secretary in 2006 and 2007 for its successful fundraising for UK charities through Payroll Giving. It has supported a number of initiatives both at home and overseas .