Livelihood Activities

The ability of women to fight poverty is founded on their capacity to engage in livelihood projects. Such projects guarantee house-hold food and income security. Hence, JOYWO shall promote and support her members’ engagement in livelihood projects as means of enhancing their household food and income security. To strengthen livelihood activities JOYWO is involved with the following projects:

  1. Poultry
  2. Green house
  3. Passion fruit ( purple & Yellow)
  4. Horticulture
  5. Open air irrigation

1. Poultry projects.

Joyful Women Organization currently keeps two different breeds of poultry birds:

Brown Layers:

  • They are very good layers.
  • They mature at between five and six months.
  • Brown layers lay up to 305 eggs per year making them profitable.
  • They are easy to care for and are easy maintenance birds

Rainbow Rooster- Kruiler

  • Its an improved indigenous breed.
  • Its a fast growing bird.
  • Its good for eggs and meat.
  • The cockerels weigh up to 3.5 kg

2. Green Houses
The partnership between JOYWO and National Irrigation Board has enabled women farmers funded with green houses. Currently Uasin Gishu county received 30 green houses, Kakamega five green houses, Trans Nzoia seven green houses and Nandi twelve green houses. Joyful Women organization were funded  with two types of green houses

1. Wooden frame green Houses.

  • Measures 7M x 22M.
  • It carries a population of 600 plants

Wooden Frame green houseWooden-Frame-green-house

2. Tunnel Green House.

  • These are the modern green houses.
  • Measures 8M x 30M.
  • Carries a population of 1000 plants

Tunnel Green House

 Proceeds from these green houses is ploughed back to table banking.

3. Open Air Irrigation.
This is a pilot projects. Its currently being practiced by 40 members within Uasin Gishu county.

4. Yellow Passion Project.

Elpis company in partnership with Joyful Women organization launched a working agreement between JOYWO farmers and Elpis company to contract them grow yellow passion on behalf of the company. Over 2400 acres is targeted on the first phase in 3000 acres in the second phase. Over 2.4m seedlings will be distributed to contracted farmers for planting.