Microfinance

EUP POST SEMINAR REPORT 1439/2018

ECOMONIC UPLIFTMENT PROJECT

POST SEMINAR REPORT 2018

 

‘Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change’.-Barbara Mikulski

Four months after Women Empowerment seminar, which was held in April 2018 at the Bilal Hall Mombasa, the Mission was able to conduct subsequent meet-ups in the centers to monitor the groups and see whether the groups were making use of the trainings taught amid the course.

Some of the activities and lecturers carried out in the workshop were: Religious Education, Health care, Microfinance, importance of education to a girl child, cooking of various food items which was facilitated by the Fatimiyah Creative Committee, making of Door mats and Hair oil.

First follow-up was done in Sukaina Women Group, Burani. Members of the group organized a session to teach others on what they learnt from the workshop. Ladies showed the rest of the group how to make mats.

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Members that participated in the workshop have so far conducted all the theoretical sessions taught. These were well explained with reference to the notes that were written and handed over to participants during the seminar.

Two Ladies from Bilal Nakuru were also invited to take part in the workshop. After acquiring all the skills learnt from the workshop they organized to meet up with all the members in order to pass the knowledge they attained. Some of the things they practiced were the cooking session where members managed to cook all the items taught during the Seminar.

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya would like to thank all those involved in making a smooth running of these activities.

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Microfinance

The objective of this scheme is to provide capital investment in order to create an income for the members. In addition, emphasis is placed on an individual or family to save. This allows them to have capital should they need it in the future.

Through the support provided by our generous donors the mission was able to provide interest free loans to 6 of our centres in the month of November and December.

A total number of 99 members received loans. This will assist them in uplifting their businesses by adding more stock to their existing business or venturing into a new one.

Agnes Mwisa a member from Masongaleni who saves quite well is the only member to have received Kshs.100,000/- for the second time now.

The first time, she used the amount to get into high scale cultivation of vegetables in her land and sale them in wholesale in the main market.After successfully completing the repayment of the first loan, she applied for a second loan to get a water tank for irrigation in her farm. This has really motivated the rest of the members to uplift their saving for future use.

Live-Goat Disbursement

Live-goat disbursement was done in the month of December where members from 3 centres: Masongaleni, Mackinnon and Burani received goats to rear and breed. A total of 20 goats were disbursed. The live-goat committee was presented cash via cheque to purchase the goats.The goats were then given to members by the mission representatives after having been checked by the veterinary officer.

In the year 2016 this scheme was introduced under the Economic Upliftment project.

The main purpose of this project is to provide madrassa students with one livegoat to rear and breed. These are students who have graduated and completed the higher classes i.e; Faslul Rabie.

The first centre in which the disbursement commenced was Bahakanda. On 5th December 2016 Sis.Sidi Nyota the senior EUP trainer together with the QASD inspector Shk.Ramadhan Mlala were part of the event.

The Maalim incharge, students, parents and also the Jamaat Committee was present .After the   disbursement of the live goats, a Livestock officer who was also around, checked the goats and De-worming medicine was given to goats to maintain a stable health condition.

All the students and the committee were happy to have received a goat and they believe it will assist them in changing their lives in future.

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya would like to thank all those involved in making a smooth running of these activities

Samburu Trade Fair

On Saturday, 19th September 2015, members from Zahra Al-batul Women Group together with Suqaina Women Group hosted a trade fair at Samburu Centre from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Economic Upliftment Groups from all 15 BMMK centres were invited to participate in this event.

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ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT PROJECT
“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women”- Kofi Annan

Gender Empowerment Seminar 2014

For the Third consecutive year, a six day seminar was organized from 22nd – 27th, February 2014, at the Bilal hall to empower and educate the ladies under the Economic Upliftment Project run by Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya in the rural centres. Two members from each group participated in this seminar.

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