JAMES KARANJA’S FRUITFUL JOURNEY WITH MENTOR SACCO
Mr. James Karanja, a teacher currently stationed at Machakos County attended the members’ education day at Ikumbi Primary School in Kigumo electoral area. “Through financial support from Mentor Sacco, I was able to educate all my children,” said Mr. Karanja. “Mentor Sacco also financed me to purchase a piece of land and to invest in a commercial building,” he added.
Mr. Karanja is also a tea farmer and he channels his earnings through Mentor Sacco. “I am proud to be a member of Mentor Sacco and I urge all my colleagues in the teaching profession, public service and business to also come on board,” he said adding the tier one Sacco is a solid and very well managed organization. “Our asset base has grown steadily over the last couple of years and there is no doubt that if we are joined by more members, we shall grow to the next level,” he added.
SYLVESTER KIGOTHO IS GRATEFUL TO MENTOR SACCO FOR HOLDING THE MEMBERS’ EDUCATION DAYS
Mr. Sylvester Mbuthia Kigotho, a teacher by profession and a member of Mentor Sacco attended the members’ education day at Maragua Primary School. “The members’ education days exercise had been put on hold for two years after being disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Mr. Kigotho. “Today, members have been able to interact with the directors and the management team of the Sacco hence strengthening our bond,” he added.
Mr. Kigotho also lauded Mentor Sacco for inviting facilitators to educate members on important issues regarding the co-operative movement during the memorable day including : Mrs. Josephine Mwangi, the county director of co-operatives in Murang’a and Mr. Milton Otuoma, the managing partner of Bellaton Consulting Group.
In the same token, he thanked Mentor Sacco for developing an array of innovative products that are able to meet the members’ needs including: jijenge loan, instant loan and school fees loan. “Mentor Sacco has played a pivotal role in the economic empowerment of our lives as envisaged in its mantra: adding value to life,” he happily said.
Mr. Kigotho outlined some of the issues that the members learnt that day including: financial management, makingwise investment decisions, fostering good relationships among family members and how to achieve personal growth.
MORRIS MWANGI HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY MENTOR SACCO TO EDUCATE HIS CHILDREN
Mr. Morris Irungu Mwangi, a teacher by profession, joined Mentor Sacco in 1988. He also attended the members’ education dayat Maragua Primary School. While working as an untrained teacher, he made a wise decision of joining Mentor Sacco. 1n 1990, he was admitted to Kilimambogo Teachers Training College. He used his savings with the Sacco to cater for all his expenses during his two years as a student.
After graduating from the college, he continued saving with Mentor Sacco. “I have accomplished many things through the help of Mentor Sacco including educating my two children up to the university level,” he said. His daughter is a graduate of the Co-operative University of Kenya, while the son is currently an undergraduate student KCA University. Being a responsible corporate citizen, Mentor Sacco has offered internship to both of them.
“Today, we benefited a lot because most of the things that were discussed touched on our day to day lives,” said Mr. Irungu at the end of the members’ information day. “We were for instance educated on how to relate with our children and spouses, how to plan for our retirement and how to make wise investment decisions,” he added.
ROSEMARY WANGECHI BENEFITS FROM BEING A MEMBER OF MENTOR SACCO
Rosemary Wangechi, a resident of Maragua town and a member of Mentor Sacco also attended the members’ education day at Marugua Primary School. “We have learnt a lot today especially from our facilitators who have advised us on the need to save and borrow from Mentor Sacco as well as the importance of securing our future,” said Wangechi when the session ended. She thanked Mentor Sacco for helping her to educate her children and to develop her homestead.