opinion

Co-operative sector receives Sh 4.6bn

By Jackson Okoth The State Department for Co-op­eratives has received increased fund­ing in the financial year 2019/2020, to enable it finalize review of the Na­tional Cooperative Policy, Coopera­tive Societies Act and provide support for the coffee and dairy industry. The Department is expected to build capacity of County Govern­ments to ensure it handles the Co-op­eratives docket, which has since been ...

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How Saccos can maximize return on ATM and mobile banking channels

By Mary Wanjiru Ndung’u Saccos have experienced tremendous growth in channel use over the recent past. A channel is defined as the means through which members can access Sacco products. One key indicator on the importance of mobile and ATM channel uptake by saccos is the fact that Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) in all their recent supervision reports dedicated ...

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Rethink on opening of common bond timely

The Government has communicated of its intention to go slow on approving plans by saccos that seek to open the common bond. Common bond is where a sacco recruits members outside its jurisdiction. For instance, common bond occurs when a sacco affiliated to teachers opens its doors to members outside teaching profession. Recruiting members from outside their catchment area, especially ...

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Membership referral strategies can boost Sacco recruitment

By Mary Wanjiru Ndung’u Savings and Credit Co-operative Society’s (Saccos) membership recruitment is an ongoing process that requires planning and a well thought out strategy. The reasons as to why Saccos need to constantly recruit is so as to grow their membership base, maintain their relevance and strengthen their financial muscle. Recruiting is the lifeblood of membership organizations. Many studies ...

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Why Saccos are critical for the unbanked population

By David Kipkorir. As the country celebrates 95th International Co-operative Day, (locally known as Ushirika Day) on July 1, 2017, Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (Saccos) continue to play an important role in uplifting lives by providing financial services to many disadvantaged Kenyans as espoused in Vision 2030. Vision 2030 blue print recognizes Sacco societies as important players in deepening ...

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Coop Commissioner: Target youth market or perish

Gichuki also asked Saccos to incorporate youth and women in their leadership structures as a way of boosting membership from these two groups. Speaking during an Exclusive interview with the Sacco Review, Gichuki further called on County governments to maximize their support to cooperatives in their respective counties. “We know most Saccos have rebranded but by the law, they remain ...

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41,000 people join Saccos in Kajiado County

By Isaac Lenkou The Kajiado County Government has disclosed that over 41,000 people have joined Co-operatives in the last three years. The Societies transaction total business worth Sh 470 million. “I commend efforts undertaken by Co-operatives to improve the livelihood of people in Kajiado County,” said Paul Ntiati, Deputy Governor, Kajiado County during the 94th Ushirika Day celebrations. According to ...

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Boresha Sacco targets Sh500 million in shares drive

By Jackson Okoth Boresha Sacco Society Limited with its headquarters in Eldama Ravine has begun selling shares to its members. The Society aims to raise a minimum of Sh500 million but has set a maximum target of Sh1 billion, depending on the response of its members. The exercise is aimed at raising share capital, develop more long term lending products, ...

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Kirinyaga Butchers feted for being Highest Savings rural Sacco

By Ken Ondieki Going by Kirinyaga Butchers Sacco Chairman, Christopher Muthigani, butchers are the most trusted people in the world. He is a firm believer in this and firmly believes that the only way for his Sacco is up. Thus, the Sacco’s prospects will soon hit the skies. The Sacco scooped the Rural Sacco with highest savings per member award ...

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