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Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Sometime last year I was battling with money challenges (Nigeria hot last year sha!!), I had so many things I needed to do with money but I was broke most of the time and so I missed a lot of opportunities. When the going got so tough I decided to up my game in terms of side hustle and fortunately I was privileged then to have access to an awesome woman, a serial entrepreneur who makes seven figures working for herself for which she is popularly known as the millionaire housewife and who is renowned for her coaching prowess in empowering women to make money from the comfort of their home. Coach Temi Ashabi Ajibewa recommended  one of her mind blowing course “Start an online business master class” an online course where women are taught businesses which one can do from the comfort of their home with very little capital. I immediately paid for the course and participated in the training. Although I had so many challenges at the time of the training I was able to grasp the data sharing business and commenced it as soon as I could.

Meanwhile I have been quietly following a group on Facebook called Kolo Nation where the amazing Bashirah Ajao guides women in daily saving using kolo (piggy bank). The group encourages people to avoid irrelevant spending and cultivate the habit of saving. Being that I had started the data sharing business, I decided to get my own piggy bank and save the proceeds from the business to fund some of my pursuits. 

Gradually the business commenced and I started dropping the gain in my piggy bank. Now the profit from the data sharing business is little but little money cannot be compared to no money and as little as the profit may be the proceed sorts out my airtime and data needs and provides the means for me to save something in my piggy bank almost on a daily basis. 

I recently opened my piggy bank to utilize the first batch of the saving, I initially planned to use the money to buy the external hard drive I so much need but after opening and seeing the amount, I have decided to use it to open a corporate account. I have commenced the next batch of piggy bank saving and intend making it a quarterly affair henceforth.

I know some people may sigh and look down on the amount realized from my piggy bank saving but I am super proud of my effort and love my piggy bank more every day. A wise Uncle of mine always says that”if one cannot save when he earns a thousand naira then he won’t be able to save when he earns a million or a billion” I am glad I am able to save and achieve something from my savings. With my piggy bank I can save up to gradually cross out items from my pursuit list.

Have you ever owned a piggy bank? Leave me a comment and let me know your experience with it.

Yours in the Hustle,

Uche Ucheka


  1. Useful article. Coincidentally, a friend and I had the same conversation about a piggy bank recently, and I think it is a much better idea than people realize

  2. I've done something like that before though not in a piggy bank but in a bag I keep all sorts. At the end of the year, I needed money and couldn't even afford a bag of pure water. I decided to search my bag and I got a whooping sum of over 14k, I was so elated. So, piggy bank is nice and I'm gonna start mine too.

  3. I can imagine your joy then!! please start it is amazing.

  4. Well done Uche. Thank you for taking action and staying consistent.

    I'm happy to be mentioned in your amazing journey.

    Things can only get better.

    Well done!

  5. I'm impressed hustlewella