It was a moment of joy from the CIWED monitoring team, when they came across Mma Awabu, a VSLA member for Kpalun Community in the Savelugu Municipality. The old female farmer shared how she helped to support her daughter to progress to a nursing training College in Tamale.
She narrated this:
“When she brought the admission letter home, the fees was GHS 3,000.00. My husband was helpless and confused. I went to the VSLA meeting and told them I needed a loan of GH 1000.00. That evening, when my husband returned from the farm, I went to him and put the GHS 1000.00 on his laps. He was shocked! I told him I took it as a loan from the VSLA box. He should use it as seed money to mobilize the rest of the money for the school fees”
According to her, it became less of a burden for her husband and the family to raise the rest of the money. The daughter is currently studying to become a nurse. She thanked CIWED and OSIWA for bringing that great intervention to their community.