I was able to visit with the staff of the Sunyani Municipal Teacher's Co-operative Credit Union and see my old friends - James, Sylvia and Samuel. James has just been promoted to Manager and I couldn't be happier. He is such a hard worker and it's great to see him rewarded for that. Even though they weren't expecting me James took time out of his day to show me all their progress since I was last here in 2011.
Well let's see, they've built a hostel, to house 10 students a year who are going to school in their community AND purchased land and cement blocks for their new branch location AND built a water hole which is now servicing not only their members but also their community at large!
Wow....WOW, that was an amazing moment for me...seeing the water hole project in person....I was only sorry my previous partner Damien wasn't here to share that moment with me. :(
And on top of all of that they had a 152.83% increase in general performance over last year. Yup, that's right 152.83%!!! I think it is time I moved to Sunyani and took a job here at this credit union as they have a very bright future ahead of them!
Honestly, it was a very overwhelming day for me and I shed a few tears of pride today in all that this credit union has accomplished in such a short period of time and how committed they are to their community...well done!!
Heidi in Ghana....feeling blessed..... :)