Gale first heard of Seed Effect and their savings groups when she went for prayer one Sunday and saw people gathered in the prayer place talking about forming a group. She heard that people were making a home here and decided to come as well.
“I feel good about the group because I have many friends and when we save together we chat and things are all going well.”
When Gale joined the group she made money to contribute to savings by going into the bush to cut grass, and then creating bundles of grass to sell.
“After that, I also collected firewood, so I was cutting grass as I was also collecting firewood. After, I sold all of these items, and realized the money (I had made), I decided to buy other small things and began to sell in the market. So now I am selling in the market. I sell tomatoes, ground-nuts, onions, and small fish.”
Gale was able to take a loan from Anyijiasi, her Seed Effect savings group, to buy more things to add to her store. Now, she is selling more and able to generate greater income for herself and her family.
“I will use that money to help push my children forward with their education and payment of the school fees so that they will be better for the future. I will also use it to improve other things in my house, now I am sleeping on a papyrus mat so I will improve things. ”