World International Co-operatives Day/Ushirika Day is a day celebrated every 1st Saturday of July. The United Nations (UN) set aside the 1st Saturday of July (in this case the 1st July 2017) as the International day of Co-operatives, christened “Ushirika Day” in Kenya
In Kenya, the event was preceded by a series of activities which included the Co-operatives Environmental day, sporting activities, Ushirika blood donation among others. On the celebration day, members of the co-operative movement come in massive numbers to celebrate the day in style and color adorning t-shirts, branded banners.
The theme of the day – Inclusion; Co-operatives Ensure No One Is Left Behind’.
Safaricom Sacco has previously scooped awards during Ushirika Day:
- 2nd Best in Loan Products and Services (2015)
- Best member attendance in Ushirika Day Celebrations (2015)
- The Best Managed Sacco (2014)
- The Best in Training & member education (2012,2013, 2014, 2015)
- Best in member attendance (During Ushirika Event) (2016)
- 2nd Best managed Sacco in Company/NGO Sector (2016)
- 2nd Most improved Sacco (Assets Growth) (2016)
The Sacco was ranked 3rd most improved Sacco Tier 1