EUP Newsletter Nov - Dec 2016

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

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