Banro has been awarded a 2009 Merit of Honour by the Mouvement de Reveil de la Jeunesse Congolaise - M.R.J.C., a national Congolese youth association. The award, which was presented at a public ceremony in Bukavu on November 7, 2009, recognizes Banro's contributions to community development and the Company's active support of the DRC's "Five Pillars" for social and economic reconstruction.
This is the second formal recognition which Banro has received for its contributions to social development in the DRC. In May 2008, Banro was one of five finalists for a Canadian Award for International Cooperation in the category of "Construction, Reconstruction and/or Rehabilitation of Physical Infrastructure." These Awards are given annually by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in conjunction with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.