- Mallam Abare Sale is an indigen of LIbbo community who is 38years of age who is married to 2 wives and has 6 children (3 males and 3 females) and a member of Hadin Kai SILC Group in Libbo community of Shelleng LGA, Adamawa State where CRS’ STaR project on Stabilization and Reconciliation of the Lake chad Region funded by BMZ through KFW is implementing SILC. “For a while before the coming of your program (SILC), life has actually been difficult for me and my family as we live on the small amount I make out of my business which is, sales of provision in a small shop and during the raining season, I farm on the piece of land I inherited from my parents, but this isn’t enough for us” he said. He joined the group after being encouraged by the SILC FA in his community and not minding previous experiences of fake organizations defrauding them. During the course of the first cycle, he received loans to burst his sales of provision which proved to be quite productive and successful. He began saving in the month of November 2019 with the sum of ₦2,500 and in the end, saved a total sum of ₦35,500 during the first cycle and received a total sum of ₦39,100. He invested ₦19,500 by stocking his shop with goods. He also used ₦19,600 by investing in his farm and purchasing farming inputs and it is now farming season.
Mallam Abare was very excited with his savings and the amount he received at the end of the cycle, he thanked STaR project team for initiating this program in his community and hopes to continue saving, as he has seen the result of savings.