Everyone who meets Nyirakadeli Immaculate knows that she is a happy woman. She is a Komera parent who has gone through a journey of success after her family joined Komera. Immaculate belongs in Mbarara Komera Parent Cooperative saving group in Gacaca Village, Rwinkwavu sector. This Komera Cooperative group works together to buy crops, beans and maize and resell at the local market. Immaculate has 5 children- making it a large family to support of 6 people, herself inclusive.
After the death of her husband, Immaculate lost a lot of hope. She feared her family would be separated after the loss since all their income came from her husband. She never dreamed she would be able to send her daughter Mutoniwase Anisie secondary school. Fortunately, Komera came in and supported Anisie, one of the brightest and dearest scholars!
As a mother of a Komera Scholar, Immaculate was invited to join the Parent Cooperative Group where she learned a lot through parents trainings!
Before joining the Komera Cooperative, she was living a desperate life with little hope of working, providing for her family or joining the community. Her house was old and in a bad state of repair. She struggled to manage the upkeep of the home and to keep her children safe and healthy.
It was after Komera parent trainings that she learned how to work in a group and develop her saving skills- you can’t believe how her life changed completely! Through savings, she managed to send Anisie’s two young brothers to school and her elder brother to a vocational driving school, where he managed to get a driving permit. With this permit, he secured a good job and he too contributes to the family.
Immaculate is so happy that all of her children will be educated and now have new opportunities
With business skills learned in cooperative training, Immaculate saved and purchased a small plot of land. She then resold this land – doubling the price and making a large profit! With this and her savings from the crop business, she built a commercial house.
The commercial house has 3 stalls for businesses and shops, and Immaculate will rent out 2 of the spaces to local business owners, and then operate her business of selling crops out of the 3rd stall. Now that she is a property owner, she will collect income from renting out the spaces and also from her produce business.