Joseph and his wife Leah came to the Sinapis Entrepreneur Academy in 2018-2019 praying that what they would learn would help them keep Jazza Centre going and ultimately grow. Not only do they believe what they learned during the Academy and through our Fast Track Accelerator helped them survive, they believe it has helped them thrive. They are on track to attract, train, and place 1,000 domestic workers in stable home management positions throughout Kenya in 2021. These positions offer up to a 50% pay increase over the industry average, national health and social security benefits, and training that extends the length of placement and improves self-confidence.
Approximately 30% of all employees are participating in a money savings program created to improve financial literacy and help build wealth. Stories of workers buying land, building houses, and educating their children and other family members abound. With an estimated 2 million domestic workers in Kenya, the opportunities for Jazza Centre are immense. Their business model not only provides an effective method of providing qualified home management staff, it is bringing dignity and hope to the lives of a historically disadvantaged population.
Jazza Centre's mission is train and empower domestic workers and match them to discerning clientele looking for professional staff to manage domestic work in their homes and businesses. The domestic home management industry is highly unformalized and employs an estimated 2 million workers. Jazza Centre is providing a crucial service for both those looking for work and those looking for skilled help.
Sinapis has hugely contributed to our business's growth, sustainability, and success. They have helped link us to potential investors/funding opportunities, publicized our business to the market, and provided ongoing strategic advice.
"This is one program every business owner should consider enrolling in. The benefits are immeasurable. I'm a beneficiary. Thank you, Sinapis!"
"Sinapis gave me a full kit to use to start my business."
"At Sinapis I gained the skills I needed in order to manage my business. I also learned how to raise funds from investors."
"The Crisis Crash Course was very instrumental in improving my general business management, time allocation, building strong networking connections as well as improving my lobbying skills."
"The Sinapis Entrepreneur Academy unit economics class helped me determine my unit and how much it costs for me to produce one."
"When we started our Sinapis classes, we were asked to pick one business. I chose a new venture I was getting into - speaking. I would never have imagined that just over a year later I would be speaking on the biggest stage - TED. May this be a testimony that Kingdom business has a benefit here and in Heaven."
"Sinapis gave me conviction to know that you can still do business the right way - The Kingdom Business Way. You do not have to bribe or pay your way into a contract. Hard work, faith, and prayer works wonders. I am truly grateful for this."
"I loved the Kingdom Business aspect and approach in the program. I am more enlightened than I was when I joined the program. It is very worthwhile."