Ngog Tran Vu - winner of first Giving Joy grant is impacting Boston!

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Giving Joy is extremely proud of Ngog Tran Vu, a visual artist from Boston, who is already making waves! She was identified as one of the 25 millennials in Boston that is influencing the art scene! Check out the article here: https://www.wbur.org/artery/2019/03/25/meet-the-artery25-millennials

Giving Joy is very proud of Tran and are delighted we can be part of her success!

 

Dorcas Kigori - moving her business to the next level!

Sample of what Dorcas sells

Sample of what Dorcas sells

Dorcas Kigori was a CPA but could not find work so she started selling bags from her home in Nairobi. Business was slow but things really tuned around after she received the first Giving Joy grant installment. With the grant money she bought new stock, expanded her social media presence and “moved my business to the another level with the grant”. She has already made a profit and expanded her sales to include shoes and hair accessories! And this is just using part of the grant! Dorcas is a great example of what you can do if you are given an opportunity. Check out her merchandise on https://www.facebook.com/Tashclassy/.

 

Sowing the seeds of success in Northern Kenya

Lilian onion seedlings

Lilian onion seedlings

Lilian Chebet is an onion farmer from Northern Kenya. Her farm barely supported herself and her siblings. She heard about Giving Joy and applied for a grant. With the grant she bought onion seeds, fertilizer, and hired three laborers to help her plant the seeds on her three quarter acre farm. Check out the onions so far! We will keep checking in with Lilian to see how the onions are doing!