Project Alice will reduce unemployment and get more graduates to set up businesses instead of looking for corporate jobs which are few and far between. It will give Alice a viable business and jobs to 3 youth immediately. It wil in the long term create over 1000 jobs. It will give Alice a home, a steady income and a new life. It will have a domino effect in getting more youth out of poverty via self-employment and encourage support by donors, government and individual for graduate entrepreneurs.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Project Alice will give Alice a lucrative business, a steady income, accommodation & a new life and create jobs for several unemployed youth. It will augment the incubation facilities and services provided to her by Totally Youth and make her self-reliant to start her own boutique in three months. Alice is a qualified Fashion Designer from an abusive marriage, with no accommodation and no money to start up her fashion business. She gets off-and-on jobs that only allows a hand-to-mouth existence
How will this project solve this problem?
The US$3,300 will augment the support she is receiving at TY, to make her self-reliant to set up a boutique with her staff and clients in 3 months. U$3300 will cover registration, transport, meals, consumables, laptop, printer, 3 months rent, staff allowances. Alice is in incubation at Totally Youth (TY). She has free access to TY's functional Fashion Center, Event Space, Internet, laptop, sewing machine, table, tools chairs, accessories,etc. She and 3 staff are mentored, tutored and groomed.
Potential Long Term Impact
Domino effect of more unemployed youth starting their own business. Increase in number of jobs available to unemployed graduates due to growth in existing SMEs and annual creation of more SMEs, engendering policies and more support for graduate SMEs, effecting requisite changes in syllabi in tertiary institutions and increasing confidence of donors to support more graduate SMEs due to proven success. Availability of concepts and lessons learnt for more NGOs & Angels to support graduate business.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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