This Mother’s Day, to millions of people around the world, is a special day when men and women express their love and gratitude for the incredible women who have nurtured and shaped them into the people they are today.
While traditional gifts like flowers, chocolates, vacations, new cars, and even sentimental trinkets are undoubtedly cherished by many, this year, let us think outside the box and consider a gift that truly reflects our deep concern for our mothers’ financial well-being that will not just take care of their today’s needs but also tomorrows too.
Our mothers are entrepreneurial. That is why they say if you empower a mother, you empower the whole world. They are always thinking about others and the future hence making sure that whatever they lay their hands on multiplies. You will see them in a Chama, merry-go-rounds, Saccos, buying shares, running businesses such as shops, and selling body and foot wares, mostly not for themselves, but for their families and those around them to grow and have a better future.
Now, what if, instead of buying your mum flowers, chocolates, a car, or taking them on an expensive vacation, you surprise them with a Sacco Account? What if, on this Mother’s Day, you get hold of your mother’s hand, walk into a Stima Sacco, open an account that fits her needs, deposit cash in the account, and let her be exposed to the goodies that come with it? Will you even be able to measure her smile?
Imagine her being a member of a Sacco, say Stima Sacco. Imagine her getting dividends at the end of every financial year. Imagine her taking a loan to fund her business or pay school fees for her siblings. Just imagine. Wouldn’t that be one of the greatest Mother’s Day gifts?
Our mothers are a gift to us. There is nobody else in the world as a mother. Unfortunately, they do not stay with us forever. At one time they will have to leave but for the years that the universe has given us to be together and closer to them, make them always have a memorable feeling and a smile that will never fade.
This Mother’s Day, let’s transcend traditional gift-giving and demonstrate our profound love and appreciation by gifting economic and financial empowerment. It is a gift that showcases our thoughtfulness and care, ensuring that our mothers are financially protected, secure, and provided for.