Herman Mwashighadi Mwachia can truly attest to how Saccos are beneficial to its members.
Mwachia, who is a member of Qwetu Sacco, says that the Sacco changed his life for the better.
The retired primary school teacher acquired a loan of Ksh2.5 million from Qwetu Sacco which he used to build a modern permanent house at Kaloleni in Voi town.
He also bought a two acre piece of land at Kiribi area in Voi which he uses to farm cash crops and subsistence crops like green grams and maize among other crops.
“I also used the money to buy a motorbike for business,” he said.
Mwachia says that he used part of the money to educate his children as well as his sister’s and also enrolled for a parallel course of Bachelors of Education at Kampala International University in Uganda.
The father of three urged teaches in Taita Taveta to cooperate and join Qwetu Sacco in large numbers and invest heavily so that they can get bigger loans at the end of the transaction periods to accomplish their personal development projects.
“Many people have managed to implement their personal development projects through taking loans from Saccos,” he said.
He added that joining a Sacco is the surest way to prosperity and stability.
Mwachia said that he was born in Wundanyi sub location in 1959 but moved to Zanzibar in Tanzania, then came back to Kenya to continue with his education.
He then joined Shigaro Primary school where he did his Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) exams in 1973.
In 1974, he joined Form One at Kenyatta High School and sat for his East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE) exams in 1977.
Mwachia worked as a police officer from 1980 -1985 and was attached at Nairobi’s Industrial Area. He then went to train as a P1 Teacher at Asumbi Teachers training College from 1987 – 1989.
“I worked as a classroom teacher for a while then was appointed by the Ministry of Education to work as the deputy head teacher at Mnyambo primary school from 1994 – 1998,” he says.
He was later appointed a head teacher and posted to Kishushe Primary School from 2000 – 2007 and only stepped down because he was pursuing a course at Kampala International University.
His return to the teaching profession saw him promoted to higher job groups.
By Tsozungu Kombe
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