Livelihood support for youth and women in slums

$825 $74,175
Raised Remaining


The project imparts business management skills to 900 women and 300 youth; provides credit to start business to 150 youth and 450 women in slums Nairobi slums through a revolving fund.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project addresses the high rates of unemployment and lack of livelihood support among youth and women in the urban slums of Pumwani, Mukuru and Kibera in Nairobi by offering skills in business management and access to credit to start small businesses. This we do to help reduce unemployment and poverty among the youth in the slums. Where there is no poverty, there is access to education, health services and crimes are reduced.

How will this project solve this problem?

Provide training on enterprise development and record keeping to existing business people to improve management and enhance expansion therefore increasing income levels. availing creditl for business start up as an alternative source of livelihood.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will provide alternative livelihood support to 1200 people living in nairobi slums to improve their standards of living through training in enterprise development and access to credit facilities, thus reducing poverty and unemployment.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $825

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 $825 .  The original project funding goal was $75,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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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

George Onyango

Nairobi, Kenya

Where is this project located?

Map of Livelihood support for youth and women in slums