Edward Lubembe dreamed of becoming a bank teller as he grew up in Kenya. He also dreamed of moving to America. He lost his father as a young boy, and moved with his mother to Alabama in 2003.

In 2006, Lubembe realized his banking dream when he joined Regions as a bank teller. He is now a Branch Manager in Bessemer, Alabama.

As a tribute to his mother’s tireless efforts to support him after his father’s death, Lubembe avidly supports the Single Mothers Empowerment Conference, Inc., a Birmingham-based nonprofit organization that addresses the issues that impact single mothers and their children. Regions is donating $1,000 to the conference in Edward’s honor.

Now a U.S. citizen, Lubembe enjoys traveling back to Kenya to encourage young people to reach their dreams. He also runs 40 miles every week and participates in several marathons each year.

Watch his compelling story and see why Edward Lubembe is Regions’ February Better Life Award winner.