The game of rugby is one that brings about different aspects of lives but the game is a great mobilizer of people who come to cheer their loved ones or play themselves. While the game may not be well known among Kenyans, it is one of the banners that has been associated with the country owing to the prowess of the Kenyan team in recent years.
The team whose gaming name is Shujaa has been a force to reckon with in different game circuits in the rugby world, thus placing Kenya and it’s love for sports in the forefront of the world. Shujaa, which is a Swahili word that means heroes, was also the team to beat during the recent Las Vegas Sevens that ended on March 3rd 2019. Kenya played against The host country the United States of America, France, Argentina and Japan.
While the boys did well it was heartwarming for the Shujaa team to beat Japan with a great 28 to 15 win! This win further gave the team the Challenge Cup in the quarter final – a great way to wrap up the weeklong activities that made the Las Vegas Sevens a super success. But there was more to celebrate! At the Las Vegas event, part of the event sponsors, Optiven Limited were on the ground to further empower and transform the society.
The team from Optiven Limited arrived in the USA and specifically in Nevada state to be a part of the fun and even better, transformation of the people attending the Las Vegas Sevens. The team domiciled at the Kenya Korner were at hand to provide relevant information on the need to invest back home with many of those Kenyans living in the diaspora taking time to listen in.
While the stream of visitors to the Optiven Limited booth continued to rise over and over during the matches, it is the visit by Kenya’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Mr. Njeru Githae. Githae who spoke to George Muteti and Stephen Mbugua both who serve as Senior Sales Manager at Optiven advised that investors are looking to companies that can be trusted to deliver on their promises.
According to Ambassador Githae, a number of Kenyans living and working in the diaspora are hesitant to invest owing to the numerous scandals attached to the real estate sector. He added that there are however many positive attributes that continue to place Optiven Limited in a upward trajectory. The endorsement from Ambassador Githae is a great boost to the already good work that the team in the diaspora is doing.
A majority of the guests who visited the Optiven Limited booth in Las Vegas were happy to share their reasons for investing in our projects. A number were happy that the company offers flexible payment modes as a great motivator towards meeting their investment goals in addition to being accountable by confirming receipts of payment for the projects.
A great percentage were pleased by the fact that Optiven Limited is key to deliver title deeds to the investors who have completed their payments making it a sure stake in terms of investments. As is custom of Optiven Limited, some of the guests were satisfied with the confirmation process that avails the opportunity for representatives in Kenya to visit the projects and advise on the status.
This has been the case over the last few years where a majority of Kenyans in the diaspora have worked with their relatives and friends back in the motherland to ensure that what has been promised is what is on the ground. In the case of Optiven Limited, we have endeavored to ensure that we deliver our promises as part of our high performance culture and fulfilment of our mandate as pacesetters in the real estate sector.
This has advised us of the need to work on provision of value addition in our projects in keeping with the vision to economically and socially empower and transform the societyWhile a majority of investors seek to make use for each and every shilling from the sector, we have been keen to give back to the society through the Optiven Foundation.
With partnerships including philanthropists in the United States of America, we have been able to build a home for HIV positive children in the sprawling slums of Soweto in Kayole, paid schools fees for hundreds of students from disadvantaged backgrouns across the counties under the Soaring Eagles Scholarship Programme, provided food to over 10,000 residents of Kajiado County at Ngatataek under the Feed One More programme and the ongoing campaign to bring mobility with smiles through providing wheel chairs to those living with disability across the country.
And as the team moves from state to state in the United States of America, we are confident that they shall also provide our customers with the warm Optiven Culture of obsessed customer service that has won us accolades both locally and internationally.