Huaffe, who is 45 years old and comes from Marik village in the Wewak District of East Sepik Province is a self employed driver for local market sellers and his savings with NCSL has assisted him to purchase two vehicles which he now owns and utilises them both to help local market sellers bring their produce from the villages to Wewak town market.
In 2007 Herman started an informal market at home with a capital of K200.00 and within two years raised K2000.00.
“In 2011 I built another permanent trade store which cost me K12, 000.00 which I am currently operating on at home in Marik village.”
“Along the way, I had to save money and I had difficulty opening an account with the commercial banks to save my takings when I came across NASFUND and NCSL office I wasted no time but opened both accounts and started saving until today.”
“My motivation to continue saving with NCSL was the benefit of General Savings Account. No monthly fees charged to reduce member’s savings account and the annual interest paid to account was not closer to the banks that offered the interest.”
Last month, Herman purchased a brand new 16 seater bus worth K105, 594.70 from Ela Motors in Wewak using his NCSL general savings.