Corporate Social Responsibility

Auas Valley Shopping Mall – Corporate Social Responsibility

The Auas Valley Shopping Mall with its unique identity, ambience and convenience, has become a favourite shopping destination for many shoppers. It has established itself as a corporate responsible citizen and gives back to the community on various occasions.

Agra’s corporate social investment are geared towards the upliftment of Namibian communities, and as one of the largest properties on the AGRA portfolio, we are proud to give back to the area in which we operate.

Through the Late Night Shopping event which has become extremely popular amongst our customers, we capitalise on the opportunity to give back to those less fortunate and vulnerable, as well as other worthy causes. Over the past two years we have donated a total amount of N$40 434 to various community projects such as the Môreson Special School for the cognitively impaired, Hope Village and the Orlindi Orphanage.

The latest Auas Valley Shopping Mall initiative was a Charity Auction at the 2020 Christmas Late Night Shopping. This unique charity drive offered shoppers the opportunity to bid on various items from luxury household essentials, beauty and spa treatments, and exquisite wine collections to amazing family getaways. Through the Charity Auction we managed to raise N$ 25750 which was distributed to two charities, Huis Maerua and Place of Angels. The Auas Valley Shopping Mall introduced a Charity Timed Auction using the parent company, Agra Limited’s latest innovative feature Timed Auctions to raise additional funds.

Agra’s general manager of properties, Henning Tiemann, who is also responsible for the management of Auas Valley Shopping Mall, emphasises the importance of community engagement, creating prosperity and improving the quality of life for all Namibians. “Agra is greatly aligned to community support. We identify various organization that fits into this profile to benefit from our charity initiative. Children are the future, and even the smallest contribution will assist them to integrate into the community, positively contributing to the Namibian economy in future, while possibly creating awareness of their existence nationwide,” he says. Agra’s CEO Arnold Klein says: “As we are rooted in our people, Agra will continue directing community oriented efforts to further help develop and uplift the people of Namibia.”