Meet Lil. Ms. Siena (pictured). Three and a half year old recently
I believe in saving. For that purpose, I have a bank account
(like most people) as well as a small piggy bank in the house where I throw in
Today, we focus on the piggy bank.
Ms. Siena recently discovered the piggy bank and wanted to
know why such a cute little ‘doll’ has a slot slit on its bank. I explained.
She was fascinated. Said she wanted one for herself.
The following day, I requested for one from my bank and
handed it to her together with four shillings(
oh please, don’t give me that
look..kid doesn’t know the difference between a ksh1 coin and a Ksh 10 coin. OK, maybe I should have said I handed her some coins:D)
A few days later when we were just done with dinner, Lil.
Ms. Siena walked to the living room with a small bag and a platter.
Announced that she was selling bananas, from the kitchen,
for Ksh24 each(that’s the biggest number she knows).
When asked why she was selling bananas from the kitchen, she
explained that it was for her piggy bank. That she needed to grow it.
More often than not, we are
afraid to start from humble beginnings.
In business and relationships,
people are looking for the perfect ‘climate’ to set up shop. There is no perfect
climate. Sometimes you have to start from scratch, get your hands dirty to
appreciate the value of what you build up.
‘Haba na haba, hujaza
kibaba’(Swahili proverb)..’Little by little, the “cup” is filled’.
A week since Ms. Siena received
her piggy, its ksh45 “heavier”, there are no more bananas in the kitchen and we
await to see what initiative she will come up with to ‘grow’ it as she so aptly
As this new month begins, I will
for you a ‘Siena’ like attitude. That you may be able to grow whatever is
handed to you in leaps and bounds from whatever point it is given to you. That
you may be able to appreciate it to something better.
God bless you, Happy new month.