COVID-19  Kenya Project #48292

GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19

by Sheepcare Community Centre
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
GIVING HOPE TO 60 STAFF AFFECTED BY COVID-19
Time for motivating grade 8
Time for motivating grade 8

Being a non-profit organization our sustainability is geared towards ensuring the staff is well compensated to avoid looking for the greener pasture and also making sure that the feeding program though very expensive continues since this is a great incentive for the learners to complete schooling.

We will continue to thank you for your commitment and giving consistently to our needs.  Our budget for every month to pay the staff is $5,000 which is an average of $95, something that is low in comparison to other staff working in other private or public organizations. Of this budget already one donor gives $500 every month. Our local income meets about $2,000 hence we still have a deficit of US$2,500 if we are to pay our staff consistently at this rate.

With this report, we trust that you can also commit yourself monthly. If we get 5 more people giving U$500 more we will be able to meet our staff budget and it will be a leap forward to seeing more children complete school and a motivated staff ready to do their best.

What you have done has caused great impact as follows:

  1. Since January up to now we have managed to pay staff without any arrears.
  2. Staff retention have been noticed for only few have left for greener pastures as compared to other years.
  3. We can say we have fully recovered from the COVID-19 effects which almost made us close down.
  4. We also cleared the past staff arrears which had been acruing since 2020 due to mostly COVID-19 effects.

We beseech you that Giving Tuesday is on November 29th, 2022 and GlobalGiving has offered US$1,200,000 which will be distributed proportionally according to how much donation per orgainization. Help us get a portion of this by your generous donation during this one day global fundraising dubbed GIVING TUESDAY worldwide. Hoping to see your generous contribution on 29th November 2022 or get your monthly commitmemt to ensure our staff are motivated. You can use my personal email: jakoywa@gmail.com for further inquiries.

Sincerely Grateful,

Luke Jakoywa.

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Among our four projects with GlobalGiving three are about a child; Feed a child to stay in school, Help Girls to complete school and rebuild a dilapidated school. Without staff no child would be kept in school, no girl would complete her education and even with the permanent building no child would be able to learn and enjoy the environment if there are no staff to teach them.

It is on this premise that we cannot make a great school with the demotivated staff who are not only poorly paid but sometimes miss their pay completely. We want to thank one of our committed donors who support five(5) of our staff every month. In both projects within Kisumu and Nairobi Counties we have fifty three (53) staff.  

Our appeal is to ask you to help us pay more staff as our income have seriously also gone down. In our country every electioneering period makes almost all commodities escalates in prices particulalrly food item. Since we do feeding as a matter of priority, our local resources cannot meet half of staff payment. 

It is due to such factors that we continue to thank you and appeal that you do not relent in sacrificing but also ask you to be our ambassador to help give hope to the needy child and provide them with quality education.

Thank you so much for your continued support as we look forward to Tuesday 20th Bonus giving day where $400,000 is provided by the GlobalGiving on matching at 30%, 50% and 100% so long as the money will last. Donating any amount from $100 on 20th July will be a double blessing as whatever you donate will earn some matching.
Hope to hear from you soonest,

Sincerely Grateful,


Luke Jakoywa.

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Dear Esteemed Supporter,

Two areas that have been our greatest concern is how to motivate our staff and make them totally be commited to our vision and sustaining feeding [program as a necesity to ensure the vulnerable children complete their schooling successfully.

During our last report we laid some strategies that we have applied to bring results but no much progress has been achieved. Your committing some regular monthly donation would do much better. Our monthly donors are still few but we are grateful to the few who have taken up this challenge. You have easen our greatest burden.

Since our last report through your donation and our own income generating projects we managed the following:

  1. For the entire 2021, we managed to pay the staff on time every month for twelve months. The deficit of $2,500 was managed due to our globalgiving donors and our own income from our local projects and other local well-wishers.
  2. We started the year 2022 on high expectations however, due to the national exams which is taking place in April-May and another one in November-December 2022 and long school holiday which has started from March to May, it will affect our income significanttly and may increase the deficit.
  3. None of our staff in both counties (Nairobi and Kisumu), have left for greener pasture as oiur working environment is conducive, if only we can be sure that staff pay is no problem, we will go very far.
  4. Oiur staff is very grateful to your help and are motivated because of your donation.

Thank you so much for your continued support as we look forward to an upcoming April 4-8, globalgving Little by Little Fundrasing opportunity. We are targeting to raise $20,000 from our supporters as we expect a matching of 50% from the globalgiving.

We are counting on you as the campaign begins on 4th - 8th April 2022. Any amount given upto $50 will be matched at 50%. Mark your diary for these dates. We will make further appeal just before the campaign starts. The importance of staff cannot be over-emphasized (see the link).

Stay Blessed,

Yours Sincerely,


Luke Jakoywa.

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Motivated staff motivate Pupils
Motivated staff motivate Pupils

Our commitment to ensure that Sheepcare Community Centre has a capacity to outlive us and make it sustainable is our major goal as we look to the coming year 2022.  On our last report we indicated some measures we were taking to ensure that we consistently and on time pay our Staff. Some measures already taken are as follows;

  1.  We are retaining 30% of our local income for salary saving. After doing this for six months, statistics indicate that we can only save a maximum of 50% that means every month we have a deficit of 50% (Us 2,500) monthly.
  2. Appealing to our donors have not born much fruit but we want particularly thank Catherine Grannum, John Njoroge and Beatrice Ombura who are regularly giving to us every month. 
  3. The bottled purified water should be a great breakthrough if we get the market, get a vehicle for transportation with a capacity that can carry from 800 crates. With the transport available, we can open market countrywide as the quality of water as been attested as one of the best.


APPEAL TO YOU OUR ESTEEMED DONOR.

That you as our donor gives a one time sacrificial giving to help us purchase a lorry to help in transporting our purified water all over the Country.  Of the 20 donors , if each can sacrifice a one time giving of $1000 then we would able to purchase the lorry by negotiating with the bank, the rest of the amount.

We also continue to urge you to be a regular supporter to help give a great future to these potential Kenyan whose realization of their potential depend on you and me. 

Yours Sincerely,

Luke Jakoywa.

Committed staff ensure growth
Committed staff ensure growth

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A board member giving tips with some staff

No institution can be greater than its staff!

Good staff is retained by consistent remuneration and other general incentive. Staff retention has been and is still our major challenge. We have put some measures in place to ensure that we consistently and on time pay our Staff. Such include but not limited to the following;

1. Retaining some percentage from our internal sources of income from our normal weekly expenses.

2. Identifying some of or local donors and appealing to them to be active in monthly giving, which we have not yet succeeded very well.

3. Starting some other income generating project, a case in point is beginning a purified water business branded Milele as a full fledged business wing separate from our non profit activities.

4. Continue to participate in Little by Little campaign to help boost our income from generally our low income donors.

This endeavours are still struggling and have not born any fruit, however, in the beginning of July 2021 we received a grant from Airbnb to put into use for a project of our greatest impact. This news gave alot of encouragment to our staff members for the possibility that the deficit we have every month fior staff remneration may be eased out.

We intend to find the most appropriate Income Generating Projects to dedicate the proceeds to staff remuneration. This will help us meet the staff deficit pay and assist in helping retain the staff. The impact of this will be sterling performance for our schools and great motivation to the staff to perform and work hard thus helping us transform our community.

Remember retaining the staff is also providing job and livelihood to 53 members of the society and ensuring a future for over 400 students and pupils under our care. These pupils will complete their schooling as they are given quality education and provision of food thus making sure that they complete school and get absorbed as responsible citizens in the society.

Your continued support and mine is crucial. Please share our story with your friends, family and networks as help us to fulfill our vision of poor communities transformation.

 

Yours Sincerely,

Luke Jakoywa.

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Director and some staff during graduation
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Sheepcare Community Centre

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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Luke Jakoywa
NAIROBI, Kenya
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