Jiwo Paro pursues financial inclusion among underserved women and youth through asset-backed micro credit and vocational training.
Jiwo Paro is a social enterprise based in Kisumu county, Kenya, with a mission to enable rural Kenyan youth and women to achieve economic independence. They are attached to established artisans, salonists, tailors, from whom they learn entrepreneurship and financial management skills. Successful students receive job placements through their host organizations. Additionally, 30% of successful students are issued tools of the trade or start-up capital to begin their own businesses.