Joyful Women is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) formed to empower Kenyan women economically and enhance household food security among them through supporting their involvement in livelihood projects. JoyWo’s flagship project has been providing financial resources to women to engage in livelihood projects through a scheme known as Table Banking.
JOYWO was started in the year 2009 and it has grown over the years. It has a membership of 182,542 members in 12,343 groups who are currently revolving Kshs. 1,411,271,903 as of mid-February 2015.
The membership of JOYWO is spread over 43 counties in Kenya, some of them being: Nairobi, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Kajiado, Embu, Bomet, Nyamira, Nyeri, Homabay, West Pokot, Siaya, Turkana, Tana River and Samburu. The organization’s headquarters is in Eldoret but it has offices ran by county managers and program officers within the thirty nine counties. Currently, JOYWO has over 1000 members of staff.