Grafco Sacco strives to improve livelihoods

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Feb 21, 2017
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By Munene Maina
Grafco Sacco has distinguished
itself as a financial
institution that is capable
of offering quality, affordable, innovative
and diversified products
and services to its members. It is for
this reason the Sacco has morphed
from a self-help group to a reputable
savings and credit Co-operative society.
“Our main goal is to reduce
poverty by providing financial services
to those engaged in farming
and other business activities,” said
Mrs Tabitha Githechi, Grafco Sacco
CEO.
Mrs. Githechi added that Grafco
Sacco has developed financial products
that are tailor-made to improve
one’s economic livelihood and standard
of living.
“The Sacco is committed to seek
and do research on products that are
capable of transforming lives and
this is why we are always on the
lookout for ways of providing better
products and services to members”
said Mrs Githechi.
Headquartered in Limuru,
Grafco Sacco has been experiencing
impressive growth and has attracted
the attention of farmers-who form
over 80 per cent of its entire membership.
The Sacco is presently offering
agricultural value chain, a unique
programme that ensures farmers are
guaranteed adequate prices for their
produce as well as affordable farm
inputs.
“We aim to ensure our members
engage in farming as a profitable
business venture and are able to
provide adequately for their family
needs from the farm proceeds, improve
the living conditions of the
surrounding community and create
more employment opportunities,”
said Mrs Githechi.
She said Grafco Sacco is educating
farmers on good farming methods,
providing guaranteed prices
for their produce and assisting them
acquire affordable farm inputs and
access extension services, business
skills and affordable cash.
This value chain linked financing
module include training and
mentorship, how to access, affordable
credit, quality and affordable
value addition services, inputs,
suppliers, advocacy services, technical
advice and support. Farmers
targeted are those engaged in dairy,
poultry and greenhouse activities.

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