By Munene Maina.
The Diocese of Mount Kenya South Sacco (Dimkes) is leading the way in transforming members’ livelihoods.
In an encounter with the Sacco members one gets to meet happy, satisfied and persons with well set goals.
The Sacco has empowered small scale farmers and traders through the affordable loans it provides enabling many turn their dreams to reality. The Sacco has also been a big partner to churches in their development endeavours.
With clear work ethics and integrity paramount at the Sacco, members and customers are promptly attended and assisted as per their demands and needs. This has been made possible owing to competent and friendly members of staff led by Rev Samuel Mbogo, the Chief Executive Officer.
The Sacco’s quality service delivery has endeared it to many, setting itself among the rapidly growing and well managed Saccos in Kenya.
From an exclusive Mothers Union Sacco in the Anglican Church when it started, the Sacco has transformed into a reputable financial institution whose achievements in building strong members’ economy stands tall and with a few equals in the Co-operative sector.
Its tremendous growth in a short period is one that many ought to learn from. However, this has not come on a silver platter, but through well stipulated ethos and principles anchored in a prudent leadership and management.
Having its root in a church background, the Sacco has proven a faithful financial partner to both members and customers. And this has seen its membership remain on a steady growth. The Sacco’s branch network has expanded to nine and is still growing.
The Sacco has tailored all its products and services to members’ needs and demands. It has also upgraded ICT infrastructure to serve members better.
The Sacco was started in 1999. It rebranded in 2010 and was licensed by SASRA (Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority) as a deposit taking Sacco, and has been operating a front office since then.
Dimkes Sacco envisions being a world class Sacco in the finance industry anchored on Christian values.
By working in partnership with other players in the economy, the Sacco is ensuring members get quality goods for affordable prices.
In partnership with Family Bank, the Sacco members access their money through ATMs countrywide as well as get personalized cheque books.