Help Adolescent Girls (15-24) Develop Businesses



TechnoServe’s Young Women in Enterprise (YWE) program is equipping adolescent girls in Nairobi slums with the skills and support they need to build successful businesses and transform their lives.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Adolescent girls and young women in Kenya face severe obstacles when seeking employment, struggling to overcome entrenched social and economic gender inequality. They are vulnerable to teen marriage and pregnancy, HIV infection and violence. Without clear opportunities for income generation, their families see little worth in supporting their education. TechnoServe and the Nike Foundation believe that these young women have great potential; they just need the right tools and enabling environment

How will this project solve this problem?

YWE helps young women develop entrepreneurship skills and generate new income-earning opportunities by providing training in business and life skills, networking opportunities, access to mentors, and by hosting a mini-business plan competition.

Potential Long Term Impact

Investing in young women enables them to chart their own course and determine their own future. Building a culture of entrepreneurship and creating supportive community networks has the power to transform entire communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,428

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,428 .  The original project funding goal was $100,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 95 donors like you, a total of $6,428 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Jessica Joye

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Washington, DC United States

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