How Kisoboka Africa is working with Kyanjovu Primary School to empower parents and students

Kyanjovu village is one of the places where Kisoboka Africa operates. It is a place where many people face challenges such as poverty, food insecurity, low education and limited access to financial services. They lack the capital and skills to start or grow their small businesses, such as farming, trading or crafts. They also struggle to pay school fees for their children and meet their basic needs.

That’s why Kisoboka Africa partnered with Kyanjovu Primary School to form a SCOBA for the parents of the students. The SCOBA has 30 members who meet every week at the school to save money, learn new skills and borrow to start income-generating activities.

The SCOBA also has a Young Savers Club (YSC) for the students of the school. The YSC has 50 members who save money from their pocket money or small businesses and learn how to manage their finances and start enterprises.

The SCOBA and the YSC have been operating since 2019 and have made a huge impact on the lives of the members and their families. They have helped them to save over $3,000 and start or expand their small businesses. They have also improved their food security, education, health and social development. The following pictures are of some of the members impacted by the SCOBA in Kyanjovu.

The success stories of the SCOBA members in the pictures above

  • Apollo is a teacher who runs a small-scale farm in Kyanjovu. He used his loan from his SCOBA group to buy fertilizers for his banana plantation and coffee farm. He was able to increase his yield and income from his crops. He also bought two bee hives and started producing honey for sale. He has also been buying more bee hives to expand his apiary. He saves some of his income with his SCOBA group and uses the rest to pay school fees for his children, buy food and clothes for his family and improve his house. He says he is grateful to Kisoboka Africa for giving him an opportunity to boost his income and improve his living standards.
  • Appolo’s wife runs a poultry farm in Kyanjovu. She used her loan from her SCOBA group to buy 30 hens for egg production. She saves some of her income with her SCOBA group and uses the rest to buy food and other necessities for her family. She says her dream is to have a big poultry farm that can supply eggs to the whole district. She says she is thankful to Kisoboka Africa for enabling her to start a business that empowers her as a woman.
  • Baluku, a father of four owns a Zero grazing goat farm at his home Kyanjovu. He used his loan from his SCOBA group to buy his first goat for breeding. He was able to multiply his goats to eight within a year. He sells some of his goats for meat or milk and keeps some for breeding. He also saves some of his income with his SCOBA group and uses the rest to educate his children, buy food and medicine for his family and invest in other businesses. He says he is happy that Kisoboka Africa has helped him to save and provided start-up capital to start the goats project and support his family.

These are just some examples of how Kisoboka Africa School Community Bank (SCOBA) is changing lives in Kyanjovu village. By providing access to financial services and skills training, Kisoboka Africa is not only helping people to improve their economic situation but also their social well-being.

I am proud to be part of this amazing organization that is making a difference in rural communities. I invite you to join us in our mission to create a world where everyone has access to financial services and opportunities to prosper.

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