100 Kenyan Young Women Trained in Entrepreneurship

by Imagine x Inspire x Innovate Foundation, Inc.
100 Kenyan Young Women Trained in Entrepreneurship
100 Kenyan Young Women Trained in Entrepreneurship
100 Kenyan Young Women Trained in Entrepreneurship
100 Kenyan Young Women Trained in Entrepreneurship
100 Kenyan Young Women Trained in Entrepreneurship
100 Kenyan Young Women Trained in Entrepreneurship

Summary

In 2016, Kenya ranked highest in youth unemployment in all of East Africa. With an increasing youth population and limited employment opportunities, most young Kenyans have no way to earn a livable wage. This project will bring social entrepreneurship training to 100 Kenyan youth providing them an opportunity to increase their income and create stabiity in their communities. A pitch contest will follow, with 10 selected to receive access to seed capital, leadership training and mentorship.

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Challenge

Unemployment among Kenya's youth is estimated to be 17.3% compared to 6% in Uganda and Tanzania. Each year 800,000 youth join the labor market, vying for 50,000-75,000 jobs. In May 2017, Brookings reported that due to a lack of opportunities at home, over 100,000 Kenyans have migrated to the Middle East in search of employment, making them vulnerable to trafficking. Lack of opportunities can also have a destabilizing effect, particularly at such a high percentage of unemployment.

Solution

Training 100 young women in socially responsible business practices and leadership skills will create new opportunities for the participating entrepreneurs, as well as those in their community who will be hired by them. A year long mentorship program will provide further training to the 10 young women selected as they launch or expand their businesses following the training. The young women entrepreneurs will be seen as leaders in their communities and will provide role models for girls.

Long-Term Impact

10 young women entrepreneurs will launch socially responsible businesses enabling them to rise out of poverty and create a better future for themselves and more stable communities through their leadership.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

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Organization Information

Imagine x Inspire x Innovate Foundation, Inc.

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Imagine x Inspire x Innovate Foundation, Inc.
Staci Alziebler-Perkins
Project Leader:
Staci Alziebler-Perkins
New York, NY United States

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