August 23, 2013– St. John’s –
Her Majesty’s Prison was a proud recipient of a generous donation by Axcel Finance, the region’s leading microfinance institution. Responding to a request by Her Majesty’s Prison, Axcel Finance committed to erect a few bathroom facilities at the institution. These facilities will be utilised by the prisoners.
Carol Beazer, the Corporate Relations Manager of Axcel Finance explained that “Community Reinvestment” is part of the company’s business philosophy. “Axcel Finance is a community institution. We are here for the people of Antigua and Barbuda to assist them in getting the kinds of financing that has in the past been difficult for them access. In addition to this, however, we understand the role we play in giving back to the communities we serve. So today, we are assisting Her Majesty’s Prison by way of providing these bathroom facilities” noted Ms. Beazer.She also explained that although persons are incarcerated they are still members of society and should have access to decent facilities. Ms. Beazer also thanked other corporate partners in this venture—Hendersons 2004 Ltd. along with Bargain Centre Hardware who assisted greatly in this venture.
Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of National Security was Joseph Henry who also expanded on the virtue of being our brother’s keeper. Mr. Henry explained that although many improvements are needed at the facility this is a start and he was pleased that Axcel Finance has seen it fit to “assist every corner of society.”
The Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison, Mr. Percy Adams, expressed delight at this gesture and he appealed to other corporate entities to come forward and follow Axcel Finance in helping to improve the facilities at the Prison.
(L-R) Carol Beazer of Axcel Finance,Supt of prison Percy Adams,Joseph Henry of the ministry of National Security and officer david of HMP.
About Axcel Finance
Axcel Finance (Antigua) Ltd. is a microfinance institution dedicated to the provision of high-quality and innovative macro and micro financial solutions for under-served markets. By deploying capital in a responsible and profitable manner, Axcel Finance enables investment in the economic improvement and social mobility of its clients in the markets it serve.
Axcel Finance provides micro-loans for consumers as well as micro-financing facilities for small enterprises, giving the borrower access to the quickest, safest and most reliable financing options for a range of one-time expenses, such as healthcare, school supplies, travel expenses, home-business expenses, among others.
Their office is located on High Street in St. John’s.