The KFF Entrepreneur Challenge is a competition managed by US-based charity Kadiwaku Family Foundation. The aim of this challenge is to support business ideas of 650 young Congolese with disabilities in DR Congo in order to help them main a sustainable level of income and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
According to the Congolese Ministry of Public Health, An estimated fourteen million of Congolese population live with a disability and they are the most marginalized group. Unfortunately, the state has not taken any measures that might help them maintain a sustainable level of income and prevent them from sliding into poverty, and Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) lack sufficient capacity to participate in advocacy and decision-making process regarding the implementation of CRPD at all levels
The KFF Entrepreneur Challenge implementing partners will run a 3-months of non-residential and -in-person entrepreneurial mentorship program to improve the entrepreneurial and management skills of young Congolese with disabilities in order to help them launch or expand their business.
Young Congolese with disabilities will receive ongoing business support alongside with financial award they need to launch or expand their small business and will have access to the KFF Marketplace.