Help my school buy land to become stable


Mombasa, Kenya

100% repaid




Member since

May 2017

On-time repayments

46 installments  •  46%

About Me

Living on a semi-desert, Kang’ole area in Uganda, I was among 5 who went to school out of over 200 youths in the area. At the beginning, my friend, Wabwire who studied at Lwatama Primary School helped me to read and write.

While on grazing grounds with my friend Wabwire, I requested him to teach me how to read and write. I paid him tuition fee of roasted cassavas, ripe bananas and mangoes. He dearly accepted my tuition fee. He was a very good teacher.

Through him I was able to read and write in Swahili and English. I used my skill to write the name of my father on different trees along roads and walls. When two village elders read it, they passed information to my father. He got shocked!. In the evening of a Sunday, while totally drunk, he called me and told me to go to school, 13 kilometers away from home. I went to school on Monday without school books, pens, shoes, bag, place to stay, food, so on. I walked all the 26 kilometers per day to school with hope to succeed in life. I went to school for 2 days and decided to burn charcoal to get money for school supplies and food. I did it until I completed 7 years of primary education. In high school I became great charcoal, alcohol seller and farmer to pay my tuition fees. This helped me to complete high school.
With no option to university education, I got married then left for Mombasa in search of a job. I was successful to secure a job at private security company, Fast Force/911.
After two years, my wife came to stay with me. Life was so hard because I earned little money from my job and no education to our own children. We decided to start Joyland Prime Academy to help eliminate cost of children’s education and generate some income to feed family. It was the only one of the kind. My wife and I became anonymous carpenters for the first time to make desks because we had no money to buy them. My little money was used to feed family and other basic needs. Life became simple. I started school with KES 1500 in 2008
One good thing is, there are many middle class parents and population is big enough for school to grow.
I have 6 children. 1 son and 4 daughters with 1 total orphan under my family care.
Felix is interested in becoming entrepreneur
Eileen is interested in becoming tour guide
Paula is interested in becoming doctor
Pauline is interested in becoming doctor
Michelle is interested in becoming entrepreneur
Alexis interested in becoming engineer (orphan)
Welcome all

My Business

On 8th of September 2008 Joyland Prime Academy was born to educate self sponsored and 10 less privileged children. The community around school used not to give any consideration to education but nowadays community members have known that education opens chances to employment.

The reasons why I chose education
=will provide a platform for my kids to get educated
=will provide a platform for community to get education
=opens chances into job market and self employment

The cost of project
School Desks cost $ 5000.
The first installment is $ 500.

The Advantage of buying desks
=increase population of children in school
=sitting space reducecovid-19 spread

I am staying positive and knowing that I will get through this. However, I have a plan. I have found cheaper desks on sale.

I am not selfish; I have decided to give back. In my school, I helped 5 children from poorest families complete primary education and still providing free education to 10 poorest children. 2 are in high school now. Cheers! This project has not been so successful in 2020 because of covid-19 prevalence and impact

Loan Proposal

Loan Proposal
The good thing is that good location of the land we want to buy gives us platform for at least 85% increase in customer base and we are also going to have more students get education than before!
This has all cost money and we've fallen short equivalent of $2000. This is needed to cover
1) Buying of land $ 1000 to enable us maintain previous student population, eliminate stress of shifting and attract more and promote education in the area
2) Building Library $ 500 to enable students acquire reading skills, love learning and improve performance
3) Building classrooms $ 500 for students to have a space to learn and teachers to teach, they always ask from us, maintain previous student population and attract new ones
We have searched everywhere but cannot raise this $ 2000. We are reaching out to you to help where you can.
Once this 2017 is over, with the new changes we are planning to implement, we shall get back on track. My parents, students and I have told the local people about our better plan and 98% are very interested and happy. Kindly, help us get through the next 2018 well and we will be forever grateful.
Thank you all! from the bottom of my heart for giving what you can to help me get through this difficult time.
My school uses its profits to meet my family basic needs and education of my children in high school, buy school supplies for 1 total orphan under my family care and 10 most less privileged children from surrounding communities. This project has not been successful since the beginning of 2017 due to frequent shifts and drop in customers’ number.
Mr. Jonathan Munyany

My Videos

Jul 5, 2021: Joyland kids





  • J    May 31, 2018

    Neat on time repayments. Good status updates.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Sep 26, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 months



Paul Graham

United States

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