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             WOMEN ENTERPRISE FUND

  SOCIAL SECURITY HOUSE, BLOCK A

         P.O. BOX 17126 - 00100 NAIROBI

            TEL: 0714606845/6

WEBSITE: WWW.WEF.CO.KE

 

                 SUCCESS STORIES OF OUR BENEFICIARIES

 

WOMEN ENTERPRISE FUND TRASFORMS THE LIVES OF WOMEN THROUGHOUT KENYA

 

 

 

TUSHIBE MTAMA WOMEN GROUP

ü  This group is located in Nakuru, Rongai constituency. They took the first loan of Kshs.50, 000 in 2009 which they used to buy an oven and established their business of baking cookies, buns and cakes from sweet potatoes flour and tubers.

ü  Note they have sweet potatoes plantation in their homes thus do not incur any cost on purchasing them.

ü  With the second loan of Kshs.100, 000, they multiplied vines plantation as the demand and market for their products had expanded.

ü  The third loan of Kshs.200, 000 was used to open a shop in Menengai shopping Centre just within Rongai area. They then secured a loan of Kshs.500, 000 which was well put in running and maintaining the business.

IMPACT:

  1. The group has managed to register with KEBS.
  2. They have developed product labels and packaging.
  3. The group members livelihoods have improved and they are able to support their families.
     

 

TWIHEHINYA WIDOWS GROUP

This group was founded by the widowed women in the year 2007.It has a total membership of 15 women. The members came together and decided to form a group since they had common challenges in life. They believed that supporting one another through merry go rounds and just being there for each other was a good idea to make them grow and overcome some of the challenges they were undergoing as widows.

This group joined Women Enterprise Fund in the year 2009 and was given a first loan of 50,000. This money was divided amongst 10 members who were present and active by then. They bought a sheep in each homestead. They applied for subsequent loans of 100,000/- then 200,000/- and finally 350,000.

IMPACT

  1. Each member has a good number of cattle’s from which they sell milk to the dairy near them.
  2. They are also doing maize plantation on a large scale basis.
  3. The loan has also helped them in clearing school fees for their children and grandchildren.
  4. They are intending to borrow Kshs.500, 000 which is going to be used in buying and selling of maize on large scale.

 

 

MIANDARI KIRATHIMO WOMEN GROUP.

This group was started in the year 2009 with a total membership of 10.It is located in Runyenjes Constituency Eastern Region.They are under taking the following activities both social and economic.

  1. Table banking
  2. Merry go round
  3. Welfare
  4. Tea leasing
  5. Boutique

TEA LEASING

This is a group project that was started in 2013 by the members and it involves leasing tea plantations from the people within the community.

This project has really uplifted the members’ economic status. From the first loan to the subsequent ones, they have been able to become more financially stable.

So far they have 3 tea plantations which have over 2,000 stems from which they make a monthly income of Kshs.120,000.

Currently, each plantation has its own care giver together with the group members.

     ACHIEVEMENT

  1. Members have learnt to be self-dependent.
  2. They have been able to take care of family basic needs

FUTURE PLANS

  1. To have money to lease tea plantation to all members.
  2. To increase their products /clothes in the Boutique shop.

 

Samaki Women Group.

The group was formed in the year 2002 with a total membership of 25 who are fish mongers within Migori fish market. They located in Nyanza Region Suna constituency.

The group was doing merry go round and table banking as their main project before borrowing from WEF.

On 10th March 2015, they were given their first loan of KSH 100,000 which they added on their table banking project. During this period the group had a total amount of KSH 584,000 inclusive of their savings of Kshs. 100,000.

They received their second loan cycle on 25th April 2016 which was kshs.200, 000. This helped them boost their table banking thus boosting their savings to Kshs.1, 079,200

The group took KSH 1,000,000 and deposited to co-operative bank and bought a brand new minibus for their commercial project purposes. The bus is worth KSH 4,980,000. The group had a deficit of KSH 3,980,000 which the bank allowed them to repay in monthly installment of KSH 196,000.

ACHIEVEMENT:

  • They are able to access good health care
  • Quality education for their children
  • Good water supply and permanent houses.
  • They are also self-employed and manage their own businesses.

 

IMPACT:

WEF finances have boosted their merry go round banking and have managed to buy a minibus that is giving in good profis.

        

     Name: Florence Gumbaya

     Title: Chairlady

     Organization: Samaki Women Group

     Phone: 0720943294

         

     Name: Mary Agunga

     Title: Secretary

     Organization: Samaki women group

     Phone: 0724153341

Madaraka SHG:

This group is located in Machakos County, Machakos Town Constituency, Kimutwa Location, Konza Sub-location. It was started by 10 women who were house wives but wanted to be independent financially.

In 2008 the members started group savings and merry go round activity; they managed to save upto kshs 300,000 from 2008 to the end of year 2013. In the start of 2014, they bought water tanks of capacity 3000 liters for each member from their savings. This helped solve the problem of water in their area. Bank balance stood at kshs.70, 000.

Later in April 2014 is when they learnt about WEF and successfully applied for their 1st loan of Kshs.100, 000. The women used half of the money to hire a piece of land 1 acre, bought water pumps and pipes and began growing tomatoes under irrigating. The first sale from the tomatoes was in mid-2015 where the group sold tomatoes worth Kshs.400, 000, with expenses of Kshs. 159,000 thus making a profit of kshs.241, 000.

The group employed 2 staff ,In early 2016, they managed a second sale and realized almost the same profit making the group to be worthy Kshs. 550,000 after paying the 1st loan; they applied a second/subsequent loan of kshs 200,000 in February 2016 and were considered for funding the second time by the fund. From the second loan the group managed to increase its acreage under irrigation from 1 acre to 2 acres. The group used the remaining funds to begin individual members businesses ranging from 9 foodstuff shops, a charcoal selling business and a motorbike business.

The specific benefits/impact to the members includes:

  • We are now sharing family responsibilities with our husbands.
  • We can now access clean drinking water from the water tanks we purchased.
  • We have created employment opportunities to 2 tomatoes farm attendants.
  • We have also managed to equip our houses with decent furniture.
  • We can now meet the cost for medication and education for our children.
  • We are respected and highly valued in the community as agents of change.
  1. A)PHOTOS

Members of Madaraka Self-help group weeding their tomatoes plantation

Members working in the tomatoes plantation.

A group member from Madaraka self-help group is very happy because of the green yielding tomatoes.

 

Ndumberi Kirathimo Disable Self Help Group

The group comprises of women living with disability and was registered in 2010 in Kiambu Constituency Kiambu County. The members came together to support each other. The group has a drive which states that they will not sit back to wait for donations, but use the strength of mind and hands to work.

We received a first loan from Women Enterprise Fund of kshs. 50,000 in 2012 and used the half of the proceeds to purchase chairs for hire and the other half was put in art and craft project. The project was primarily on ‘ciondos’ and beads work. The second loan of Kshs. 100,000 was in 2014 which we used to expand our businesses and bought sewing machines to take advantage of those with the skills in weaving and beads work.

We were also able to advance soft loans to members who have space to start small businesses. The 3rd loan of ksh.200, 000 was used to expand our projects. Despite being physically challenged, we demonstrated that we can use our skills to earn instead of depending on well-wishers. Every member has a business activity born from the group, and is able to bring some earnings to the house.

ACHIEVEMENT

  1. Members have learnt to be self-dependent.
  2. They have been able to take care of family basic needs

  

 

 

Contact Person:

Chairperson: Mary Njeri 0710486080

Treasurer: Cecilia Njeri 0721244931

 

 

ROCK OF AGES SELF HELP GROUP

INTRODUCTION

Rock of Ages Self Help Group project is located at Ruai area, Njiru Sub-County but the group is registered in Starehe Constituency in Nairobi County. The group was registered in June 2012 and has 10 members all women. The members ages between 35 and 45 years. They all live within the suburbs of Nairobi and each has her own business.

There main objective of forming the group are:

  • To uplift each other in times of need.
  • To start a group project that would create a source of income for the members.
  • To source for funding to boost their businesses as well as the group project.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Before joining WEF had started the project but on small scale, they had 4 goats, 3 shepherd dogs. When they joined WEF in 2014 they borrowed their first loan of Kshs.100, 000.00 which was used to expand their project. They constructed a rabbit hutch which can hold up to 200 rabbits with each in its own hutch.

They also started organic farming where vegetables, maize and beans are grown and the rabbit droppings and urine is used as organic pesticides for their crops. The spoiled leaves from these crops are used as animal feeds.

The goats droppings are used as manure on the farm which cuts costs on the amount that could have been spend on fertilizers.

From the sale of farm produce and some animals they constructed the dogs house and play area at a cost of kshs.40, 000.00.

They borrowed a second loan of Kshs. 200,000.00 in March 2015 of which part of it was used to construct a chicken coop at a cost of Kshs 160,000.00 and with this they were able to increase the number of poultry to 200.

The group applied and received a third loan of Kshs.350, 000 in January 2016 which was used in increasing stock both for poultry and rabbits. The loan has since been cleared and the group says at least after selling the proceeds from the fore mentioned, the loan was a boost on their side

From the sale of vegetables, kids, rabbits and German shepherd dogs they say their incomes have increased tremendously and the group was able to create a job for one person. They sell broilers Kshs. 400, Kienyeji at between Kshs 800-1200, while young shepherd dogs go for Kshs 25000 and 30000.

IMPACT

They now have increased income from vegetable farming and the increase in other animals     which they keep. Group members’ work in shifts and these ensures that each gets money for the day worked.

The group has one employee who oversees the project but on a daily basis one member has to be on the farm to monitor the progress.

The group has greatly gained from Women enterprise fund and believes their project will grow to greater heights if they continue getting access to these funds.

CHALLENGES

Loss of the groups reared animals and poultry through death.

Prevailing economic hardships that has led to low demand for their products.

LOAN REPAYMENT

The group pays promptly every month and has never fallen into arrears. They are also disciplined in the sense that they don’t have to be reminded of their obligation to pay the loan.

PICTURE/PHOTO OF PROJECT

 

                                                   

                             WOMEN ENTERPRISE FUND

SOCIAL SECURITY HOUSE, BLOCK A

P.O. BOX 17126 - 00100 NAIROBI

TEL: 0714606845/6

WEBSITE: WWW.WEF.CO.KE

 

SUCCESS STORIES OF OUR BENEFICIARIES

 

 

WOMEN ENTERPRISE FUND TRASFORMS THE LIVES OF WOMEN THROUGHOUT KENYA

 

 

 

 

 

TUSHIBE MTAMA WOMEN GROUP.

       This group is located in Nakuru, Rongai constituency. They took the first loan of Kshs.50, 000 in 2009 which they used to buy an oven and established their business of baking cookies, buns and cakes from sweet potatoes flour and tubers. 

        Note they have sweet potatoes plantation in their homes thus do not incur any cost on purchasing them.

     With the second loan of Kshs.100, 000, they multiplied vines plantation as the demand and market for their products had expanded.

       The third loan of Kshs.200, 000 was used to open a shop in Menengai shopping Centre just within Rongai area. They then secured a loan of Kshs.500, 000 which was well put in running and maintaining the business.

IMPACT:

  1. The group has managed to register with KEBS.
  2. They have developed product labels and packaging.
  3. The group members livelihoods have improved and they are able to support their families.

 

     

 

 

 

TWIHEHINYA WIDOWS GROUP

This group was founded by the widowed women in the year 2007.It has a total membership of 15 women. The members came together and decided to form a group since they had common challenges in life. They believed that supporting one another through merry go rounds and just being there for each other was a good idea to make them grow and overcome some of the challenges they were undergoing as widows.

This group joined Women Enterprise Fund in the year 2009 and was given a first loan of 50,000. This money was divided amongst 10 members who were present and active by then. They bought a sheep in each homestead. They applied for subsequent loans of 100,000/- then 200,000/- and finally 350,000.

IMPACT

  1. Each member has a good number of cattle’s from which they sell milk to the dairy near them.
  2. They are also doing maize plantation on a large scale basis.
  3. The loan has also helped them in clearing school fees for their children and grandchildren.
  4. They are intending to borrow Kshs.500, 000 which is going to be used in buying and selling of maize on large scale.

 

 

MIANDARI KIRATHIMO WOMEN GROUP.

This group was started in the year 2009 with a total membership of 10.It is located in Runyenjes Constituency Eastern Region.They are under taking the following activities both social and economic.

  1. Table banking
  2. Merry go round
  3. Welfare
  4. Tea leasing
  5. Boutique

TEA LEASING

This is a group project that was started in 2013 by the members and it involves leasing tea plantations from the people within the community.

This project has really uplifted the members’ economic status. From the first loan to the subsequent ones, they have been able to become more financially stable.

So far they have 3 tea plantations which have over 2,000 stems from which they make a monthly income of Kshs.120,000.

Currently, each plantation has its own care giver together with the group members.

     ACHIEVEMENT

  1. Members have learnt to be self-dependent.
  2. They have been able to take care of family basic needs

FUTURE PLANS

  1. To have money to lease tea plantation to all members.
  2. To increase their products /clothes in the Boutique shop.

 

Samaki Women Group.

The group was formed in the year 2002 with a total membership of 25 who are fish mongers within Migori fish market. They located in Nyanza Region Suna constituency.

The group was doing merry go round and table banking as their main project before borrowing from WEF.

On 10th March 2015, they were given their first loan of KSH 100,000 which they added on their table banking project. During this period the group had a total amount of KSH 584,000 inclusive of their savings of Kshs. 100,000.

They received their second loan cycle on 25th April 2016 which was kshs.200, 000. This helped them boost their table banking thus boosting their savings to Kshs.1, 079,200

The group took KSH 1,000,000 and deposited to co-operative bank and bought a brand new minibus for their commercial project purposes. The bus is worth KSH 4,980,000. The group had a deficit of KSH 3,980,000 which the bank allowed them to repay in monthly installment of KSH 196,000.

ACHIEVEMENT:

  • They are able to access good health care
  • Quality education for their children
  • Good water supply and permanent houses.
  • They are also self-employed and manage their own businesses.

 

IMPACT:

WEF finances have boosted their merry go round banking and have managed to buy a minibus that is giving in good profis.

        

     Name: Florence Gumbaya

     Title: Chairlady

     Organization: Samaki Women Group

     Phone: 0720943294

         

     Name: Mary Agunga

     Title: Secretary

     Organization: Samaki women group

     Phone: 0724153341

 

Madaraka SHG:

 

This group is located in Machakos County, Machakos Town Constituency, Kimutwa Location, Konza Sub-location. It was started by 10 women who were house wives but wanted to be independent financially.

In 2008 the members started group savings and merry go round activity; they managed to save upto kshs 300,000 from 2008 to the end of year 2013. In the start of 2014, they bought water tanks of capacity 3000 liters for each member from their savings. This helped solve the problem of water in their area. Bank balance stood at kshs.70, 000.

Later in April 2014 is when they learnt about WEF and successfully applied for their 1st loan of Kshs.100, 000. The women used half of the money to hire a piece of land 1 acre, bought water pumps and pipes and began growing tomatoes under irrigating. The first sale from the tomatoes was in mid-2015 where the group sold tomatoes worth Kshs.400, 000, with expenses of Kshs. 159,000 thus making a profit of kshs.241, 000.

The group employed 2 staff ,In early 2016, they managed a second sale and realized almost the same profit making the group to be worthy Kshs. 550,000 after paying the 1st loan; they applied a second/subsequent loan of kshs 200,000 in February 2016 and were considered for funding the second time by the fund. From the second loan the group managed to increase its acreage under irrigation from 1 acre to 2 acres. The group used the remaining funds to begin individual members businesses ranging from 9 foodstuff shops, a charcoal selling business and a motorbike business.

The specific benefits/impact to the members includes:

  • We are now sharing family responsibilities with our husbands.
  • We can now access clean drinking water from the water tanks we purchased.
  • We have created employment opportunities to 2 tomatoes farm attendants.
  • We have also managed to equip our houses with decent furniture.
  • We can now meet the cost for medication and education for our children.
  • We are respected and highly valued in the community as agents of change.

 

  1. A)PHOTOS

 

Members of Madaraka Self-help group weeding their tomatoes plantation

 

Members working in the tomatoes plantation.

 

A group member from Madaraka self-help group is very happy because of the green yielding tomatoes.

 

 

Ndumberi Kirathimo Disable Self Help Group

The group comprises of women living with disability and was registered in 2010 in Kiambu Constituency Kiambu County. The members came together to support each other. The group has a drive which states that they will not sit back to wait for donations, but use the strength of mind and hands to work.

We received a first loan from Women Enterprise Fund of kshs. 50,000 in 2012 and used the half of the proceeds to purchase chairs for hire and the other half was put in art and craft project. The project was primarily on ‘ciondos’ and beads work. The second loan of Kshs. 100,000 was in 2014 which we used to expand our businesses and bought sewing machines to take advantage of those with the skills in weaving and beads work.

We were also able to advance soft loans to members who have space to start small businesses. The 3rd loan of ksh.200, 000 was used to expand our projects. Despite being physically challenged, we demonstrated that we can use our skills to earn instead of depending on well-wishers. Every member has a business activity born from the group, and is able to bring some earnings to the house.

ACHIEVEMENT

  1. Members have learnt to be self-dependent.
  2. They have been able to take care of family basic needs

 

  

 

 

 

Contact Person:

Chairperson: Mary Njeri 0710486080

Treasurer: Cecilia Njeri 0721244931

 

 

ROCK OF AGES SELF HELP GROUP

INTRODUCTION

Rock of Ages Self Help Group project is located at Ruai area, Njiru Sub-County but the group is registered in Starehe Constituency in Nairobi County. The group was registered in June 2012 and has 10 members all women. The members ages between 35 and 45 years. They all live within the suburbs of Nairobi and each has her own business.

There main objective of forming the group are:

  • To uplift each other in times of need.
  • To start a group project that would create a source of income for the members.
  • To source for funding to boost their businesses as well as the group project.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Before joining WEF had started the project but on small scale, they had 4 goats, 3 shepherd dogs. When they joined WEF in 2014 they borrowed their first loan of Kshs.100, 000.00 which was used to expand their project. They constructed a rabbit hutch which can hold up to 200 rabbits with each in its own hutch.

They also started organic farming where vegetables, maize and beans are grown and the rabbit droppings and urine is used as organic pesticides for their crops. The spoiled leaves from these crops are used as animal feeds.

The goats droppings are used as manure on the farm which cuts costs on the amount that could have been spend on fertilizers.

From the sale of farm produce and some animals they constructed the dogs house and play area at a cost of kshs.40, 000.00.

They borrowed a second loan of Kshs. 200,000.00 in March 2015 of which part of it was used to construct a chicken coop at a cost of Kshs 160,000.00 and with this they were able to increase the number of poultry to 200.

The group applied and received a third loan of Kshs.350, 000 in January 2016 which was used in increasing stock both for poultry and rabbits. The loan has since been cleared and the group says at least after selling the proceeds from the fore mentioned, the loan was a boost on their side

From the sale of vegetables, kids, rabbits and German shepherd dogs they say their incomes have increased tremendously and the group was able to create a job for one person. They sell broilers Kshs. 400, Kienyeji at between Kshs 800-1200, while young shepherd dogs go for Kshs 25000 and 30000.

IMPACT

They now have increased income from vegetable farming and the increase in other animals     which they keep. Group members’ work in shifts and these ensures that each gets money for the day worked.

The group has one employee who oversees the project but on a daily basis one member has to be on the farm to monitor the progress.

The group has greatly gained from Women enterprise fund and believes their project will grow to greater heights if they continue getting access to these funds.

CHALLENGES

Loss of the groups reared animals and poultry through death.

Prevailing economic hardships that has led to low demand for their products.

LOAN REPAYMENT

The group pays promptly every month and has never fallen into arrears. They are also disciplined in the sense that they don’t have to be reminded of their obligation to pay the loan.

PICTURE/PHOTO OF PROJECT

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

1. Name: Nancy Njenga                                 

Title: Chairlady

Phone: 0726095543

E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Name: Susan Karogo

Title: Secretary

Phone: 0722663367

PREPARED BY: VIOLET SIKO

WEFO STAREHE CONSTITUENCY

CONTACT INFORMATION

1. Name: Nancy Njenga                                 

Title: Chairlady

Phone: 0726095543

E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Name: Susan Karogo

Title: Secretary

Phone: 0722663367

PREPARED BY: VIOLET SIKO

WEFO STAREHE CONSTITUENCY

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