Banco de Bogotá received recognition last month for financing an oncology unit in the capital that is helping care for children with cancer. At a March ceremony in Bogotá, Findeter, a development bank tied to the nation’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, presented the award, which was handed out by seven-year-old Santiago Cadena Rueda.
Santiago has been one of the patients of the HOMI Foundation – Mercy Hospital of Bogotá in the capital that received an endowment and construction financing from the Bogotá-based bank. Findeter said the honor was granted to Banco de Bogotá for being a strategic ally in financing the country’s sustainable development by participating in a project intended to provide treatment to all children in need regardless of their families’ socioeconomic status.
Photo: Santiago Cadena Rueda, a seven-year-old patient of HOMI (middle), presents the honor to Rafael Arango Calle (right) of Banco de Bogotá. (Credit: Banco de Bogotá)
“With this distinction we are ratifying not only our support for HOMI but also that we will continue supporting all our clients, both foundations and companies,” said Rafael Arango Calle, vice president of the business banking unit of Banco de Bogotá. “We are very grateful to everyone for trusting us, seeing Banco de Bogotá as an ally, and giving us the opportunity to help and grow together.”
The bank added that it plans to engage in more projects like the oncology unit construction with HOMI in the future. “The banking unit, as a financial intermediary, will continue to support work and projects that benefit children, young people, and adults from different sectors of Colombia,” said Banco de Bogotá in a statement.