December 14, 2013   by

The exit meeting with a member who has decided to leave the Chama is your opportunity to gather information about what your Chama is doing well and, what your Chama needs to do to improve things. As a Chama leader,... View Article

December 13, 2013   by

You have set up your new Chama, it has a name, and you have members and are ready to roll. But, wait a minute, as the founder and leader of this Chama, what is expected of you? Great leaders tend... View Article

December 12, 2013   by

There many Chama leaders trying to manage a Chama that has lost respect for them; and many don’t even realize that they’ve lost control of their Chama. Are you faced with any of these issues? Chama members are not paying... View Article

December 11, 2013   by

Many Chama founders have a difficult time recruiting members for their investment clubs. At times they get people in who leave a short while after. In desperation to fill up their Chamas, they do things hurriedly making mistakes in the... View Article

December 10, 2013   by

When working in a group full of people with diverse opinions such as a Chama, it can be difficult to get everyone on the same page. The group discussion can go on for hours. People can often see issues differently... View Article

December 09, 2013   by

Do you seem to be late for Chama meetings a lot? Has the Chama leader warned you about it? For some people, being on time seems nearly impossible. They are always coming into the Chama meeting in a rush, arriving... View Article

December 08, 2013   by

The main reason you are in a Chama is to work together with your friends towards a common goal. The truth is, unless you are quite wealthy, investment is best done in a group. More money can be put up... View Article

December 07, 2013   by

Every Chama makes mistakes, but the key is to learn and not repeat them. That can be easier said than done. If strategic, mistakes serve any function; they are to teach Chamas how to avoid messing up. Ideally, Chamas everywhere... View Article

December 07, 2013   by

When you join a new Chama, you need to adjust yourself so as to fit.  Here are some simple strategies and rules in managing the first days in a new Chama and positioning yourself for success. You are not in... View Article

December 06, 2013   by

Many Chamas operate in a very informal fashion. No registration, just people who meet, contribute money and bank it or invest it without any sort of formal identity for the Chama. Whilst this type of arrangement may work in the... View Article

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