Joywo aims at developing and strengthening the skills and abilities of the community it serves. This is directed towards the communities ability to adapt and thrive in the fast changing world. This is done through periodical training that our members are exposed to. Some of the training include:
The Livelihood projects are income generating activities that our members can invest in so as to improve their living standards . Joywo encourages her members to invest in such projects. Some of the projects include:
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.
A member of JOYWO who is also a friend of mine asked me to mobilize women to join JOYWO so that we could benefit from the table-banking programme. I did not know much about the table-banking programme but when my friend told me about how she managed to buy a cow through it and I got motivated and mobilized fifty (50) women to join the programme. A staff of JOYWO came and trained us in table-banking.
Latter, JOYWO facilitated my group members to start poultry rearing project by selling us poultry chicks on credit. My group bought 500 chicks and when they attained the age of six weeks, we sold them at Kshs 300 each, making a total of Kshs 150,000. My husband added me some money with which I bought some chicks. I made Kshs 300,000 from the sale of chicks. When the chicks matured, I sold some 65 big birds at the total income of Kshs 60,000.
The layers give me 10 crates of 30 eggs each every day. I sell a crate of eggs at Kshs 300, generating a total of Kshs 3000 per day. The demand for the eggs is very high in Kapsabet town. I supply the eggs to hotels in Kapsabet town every week.
I have been able to secure a long term loan of Kshs 200,000 from my table-banking group to expand my poultry business. I am very grateful to JOYWO for the support that I have received from them because through the table-banking programme, my family is food secure and I am able to make money and meet some family obligations such school fees and clothing.