- Mallam Muhammad Ayuba is 32years of age who hails from Libbo community and a member of Hadin Kai SILC Group in Libbo community of Shelleng LGA, Adamawa State. He is one of the many individuals supported through CRS’ STaR project on Stabilization and Reconciliation of the Lake chad Region Adamawa state precisely, funded by BMZ through KFW. He lives with his wife and 2 daughters and he specializes as a Fashion Designer in the community. Mallam Muhammad joined the group in the month of November 2019 after being convinced by one of the FAs and not capitalizing on previous experiences of fake organizations defrauding them, he began saving with a sum of ₦1,000. During the course of the first cycle, he received multiple loans to burst his business which has greatly transformed the work he does. He saved a sum of ₦72,600 during the first cycle and as earlier said, collected loans to further invest in his business by purchasing a BRAND-NEW ELECTRIC GENERATOR worth ₦25,000. During the share-out his final adjusted saving amounted to ₦15,600 and received a total sum of ₦17,150 which he used to expand his shop by purchasing more working materials such as; thread, lubrication oil, stick gums, materials and packs of needles. He also used part of the money to stock his home. His challenges before now was to get a new generator and stock his shop, so as to upgrade to modern sewing materials for his customers, this was not possible until the coming of SILC in his community.
Mallam Muhammed thanked the STaR project team for initiating the program and opportunity to his community, after receiving his shares and seeing the result at the end of the first cycle.