October 19, 2013   by

By Mary Anne Zita Running a Chama is no easy task. However, to make things easier, every Chama needs rules that all members of the Chama have agreed upon. This allows everyone to know the other members’ expectations, and provides... View Article

October 18, 2013   by

By Mary Anne Zita The other members of the Wise Ladies Chama were growing increasingly angry at Nancy, the treasurer. She had been missing a lot of meetings and several of the Chama’s contribution banking had been made late. Josephine,... View Article

September 25, 2013   by

Chamas are evolving groups. Members come and go and sometimes we need to add on new members to fill the gap. All the members join hands and go out and recruit new members to join the chama. Now, the chama... View Article

September 24, 2013   by

If you’re just starting a chama, one of the first and most important decisions you will make is what to name your group. It sounds easy enough. Make up a funny name and your Chama is up and running. But... View Article

September 23, 2013   by

As investors in the chama, sometimes we make mistakes and do a bad investment. It is common to hear friends share stories of investments gone bad. More often than not, they started well did their research, checked the technical’s, considered... View Article

September 22, 2013   by

Running of successful chama involves regular meetings. Thus, it is important that we have minutes taken. Minutes are a record of what went on at a meeting. They are a record of the decisions made at a meeting and can... View Article

September 21, 2013   by

A couple of years ago, a new sensation hit Kenya. Investment companies were mushrooming all over. They claimed to offer investors ridiculously high interest for their money. Some would even double the money in just one month! There were no... View Article

September 20, 2013   by

Most people don’t like meetings including Chama meetings. They say they are boring, go on too long, and don’t get anything done. And often that’s the truth. So to have a good meeting, you need to make it interesting, keep... View Article

September 18, 2013   by

Once you’ve got your chama up and running, it’s inevitable that some of your founding members will end up withdrawing from the chama for one reason or another. Members may move away, or change jobs and have a hectic lifestyle... View Article

September 17, 2013   by

Being a chama leader, is not easy. It is mentally draining, takes up a lot of time, and requires a lot of responsibility. It takes a special person to be a good leader. Not everyone is born with the skills... View Article

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