I am a mother of five and live at Weighbridge, in Turbo Constituency of Uasin-Gishu County. I used to run small kioski in the same room that she lived with her family. My stock was very low as the family depended solely on that business.
In the year 2009, I heard about JOYWO and its programme of table-banking and attended their meetings. I was advised to mobilize women to form a group. Our 15-member women group started doing table-banking and got their first loan. I got the first loan of Kshs 15,000 and injected it into myr kiosk business. The business grew with time and next time I got additional loan, added some savings and bought a posho mill. I later diversified by business and invested in maize buying and selling. I was able to make enough money to build a rental house of six rooms all of which have been occupied by the tenants. Now, I look forward to a long term loan of Kshs 300,000 to buy another plot of land and put up other rental houses. I have already identified the plot.
JOYWO has improved my life immensely. My children are all in private schools and I can comfortably pay for their fees. Long Live JOYWO.