MP Apea and women

MP Apea provides additional shs100m to Amolatar village saving groups 

(Last Updated On: 22 April 2024)

Amolatar | Over shs100 million in seed capital has been added to women’s village saving groups in Amolatar district.

This is part of Dr. Agness Atim Apea’s programme to combat poverty by improving people’s saving habits.

 Last year, she began providing seed capital to the district’s village saving groups and invested shs135 million in 480 saving boxes.

The launch took place in the Agikdak sub-county. 

Last week, she added shs100 million to the boxes for beneficiaries in Agwingiri, Namsale, Awelo, and Etam sub-counties.

She urged the groups to emulate the saving culture in order to eradicate poverty at the grassroots level.

“I cannot give money for one person to eat for one day, but I believe that the best way to make everyone rich is to support saving groups in order to benefit the community in the long run.”

The MP appealed to the groups to manage the saving so as to help each other when there is a need.

“I started by training the group leaders on the financial discipline that was led by Microfinace Support Training Centre, and now giving seed capital to all the village saving groups, and l think by doing so my people will be in position to use the village saving to help them send their children to school.

According to Dr. Apea, the group members will use the money to pay medical bills and address other village-level issues.

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She encouraged those who had not yet formed groups to do so, promising to provide seed capital.

Scovia Kulla is the chairperson of Anywalwake village. She expressed her gratitude for the capital they received from Apea, saying that their group, which is mostly women, would use it wisely, save it, and grow as she wished.

Catharine Opio, chairperson of Akaoidebe, thanked the MP for providing the savings box. She stated that without the box, they have struggled to keep their money.

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“We will now keep and save our money,” she explained.

Angu Anna of Minangom village in Agwingiri sub-county praised MP Atim for keeping her promise and asked God to continue protecting her so that she could assist all village saving groups in desperate need.

Apea has contributed shs135 million since last year to help villages improve.

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