By Eastern Newspaper Correspondent
This year Dhabiti Sacco celebrated its 35th birthday with pomp and color showcasing various products and services that have been transforming the lives of its members and other customers.
Speaking during the event that was held in Maua Dhabiti Sacco CEO Mr. Titus Munjuri revealed that the financial institution is on the rise as a result of the ever-increasing number of members and customers in all its branches.
He observed that the Sacco products are tailor-made to suit the needs of various customers in different parts of Meru County.
The Sacco which has roots based in the northern part of Meru County commonly referred to as Nyambene was previously registered as Meru North Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited before it rebranded to accommodate members from other sectors.
‘Initially, the Sacco comprised of coffee farmers only, but due to public demand, we later incorporated players from other sectors like the business community, tea farmers, dairy farmers, public servants, and other areas’ Munjuri said.
The Sacco’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Mugambi Kobia said the community and members are well connected with the Sacco management to ensure that the vision of the organization is achieved through consultations and involvement of the stakeholders.
Dhabiti Sacco has a wide branch network that includes Maua town, Mikinduri town, Kianjai town, Muriri town, Athi, Laare town, and Michii Mukuru.
Plans are underway to open new branches at Meru town which serves as the county headquarters as well as the capital city of Nairobi.
Dhabiti Sacco marketing manager Mr. Lawrence Karuti says the strength of Sacco is derived from their ability to listen to the needs of various members and customers and customize products that provide a solution to their financial problems.
Pamela Nkatha a business lady running a bookshop in Laare town lauded the Sacco for their financial boost that has kept her business moving despite the hard economic times.
‘I am a living testimony that when Miraa business went down in Igembe many businesses were closed, it Dhabiti Sacco who came to my aid through funding my business to remain afloat’ she said.