Meet Christine, a young mother whose life has been profoundly transformed. Through the support of the program, Christine received a financial boost of Ksh 5,000, opening doors to opportunities she once thought were beyond reach. Armed with determination and newfound skills from our training sessions, Christine ventured into a small-scale business, breaking the chains of financial instability.
The mentorship provided as part of the program proved instrumental, guiding her through the challenges of entrepreneurship and instilling in her the confidence to navigate the business landscape.Christine's journey is a testament to the impact of holistic empowerment. Beyond the financial support, she has blossomed into a self-assured businesswoman, contributing not only to the well-being of her family but also to the economic vitality of her community.
As a result of her dedication and the support she received, Christine's income has seen a remarkable 30% increase. She is not just a beneficiary; she is a beacon of hope, demonstrating the ripple effect of empowering individuals. Her story underscores the importance of comprehensive livelihood programs that go beyond financial aid, nurturing resilience, and fostering sustainable change. Christine is among the 55 Young mother's who have been supported through this project.
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Kibera and Homa Bay are regions in Kenya known for their vibrant but economically disadvantaged communities. Unemployment rates among youth in these areas have been persistently high, leading to various social and economic challenges. The Garden of Hope Foundation recognized the need to address this issue by nurturing entrepreneurship and providing a platform for young minds to flourish.
Meet Mary, a young entrepreneur from Kibera. Mary always dreamed of starting a bakery that would not only provide delicious pastries but also create job opportunities for her community. With the support of the Garden of Hope Foundation, Mary attended entrepreneurship workshops, received guidance from her mentor, and secured seed funding to open her bakery. Today, Mary's bakery employs five local residents, and her delicious pastries have become a hit in Kibera. Mary's success story is just one of many that demonstrate the transformative power of empowering youth entrepreneurs.
Through this project, we have successfully supported 125 youth in Kibera and Homa Bay to launch their startups. The impact has been far-reaching, with new businesses emerging, job opportunities being created, and a sense of hope and self-reliance instilled in the youth. These young entrepreneurs are not only contributing to their own financial stability but also playing a crucial role in the economic development of their communities.
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“I have learnt a lot from the training. Records keeping and the three strong pillars to sustain my business has been the most interesting for me as I have realized how important records are in any business. I am now able to separate my service money and product money especially when am selling hair products. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Garden of Hope Foundation for this training” Rose
126 young mothers were recruited for entrepreneurship and business management skills training. They have been taken through the following modules: Resource assessment, feasibility, market research, start-up capital, sustainability, and computer. As a requirement for one to qualify for the business boost loan, they have presented their business ideas and a broken-down budget on how they intend to spend the KES 5,000 that will be issued.
The department resulted in adding value to the training by training these young women on basic computer skills and homemade detergents, fabric softer and bleach for their own consumption and business. This training is projected to end by mid may where we will move to the next stage of business assessment.
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