The evaluation of our pilot project shows that most of the 20 women who underwent ZIWEP training in 2019 have benefited from it. Most women have joined Zuri as sales agents for the hair-care products and one woman, f.i., has done considerably well with sales of around 15,000 KShs in just two months.
Zuri has noticed an increased awareness among the women about the importance of having savings. 80% of the women we interviewed, from our initial intake, mentioned that, as a result of the training they received from us, they have been able to plan better and save their money.
While conducting our impact questionnaire at the end of 2019, 30% of the participants we interviewed stated they have opened new businesses following the training they received from Zuri.
We have also noticed an increase in self-confidence and esteem among the women we have trained. The otherwise shy and timid women are now more confident and boosted as a result of completing ZIWEP.
One sales agent, who was surviving on 200 KSh. a day before completing the ZIWEP training, is earning nearly 15,000 KSh. a month from selling products!
One of the women from our program was so pleased with receiving a certificate that she booked a photographer and hired a gown to take pictures to hang in her house. She was proud of her achievement and wanted to set an example for her 3 young children that they too can achieve their goals despite any obstacles that they may face in life!