Most people living in Kenya, specifically Kibera slum (The second largest urban slum in the world) depend on casual and domestic work to earn a living. However, because of COVID-19 they have lost their income and businesses. The project will provide psychological, financial and social support needed for these people to recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Over 1,000,000 people have been rendered jobless because of COVID-19 in Kenya. Most of these people come from informal settlements like Kibera slum where access to resources is a challenge. The residents of Kibera slum mainly depend on domestic and casual jobs to earn a living. Most small businesses run by local communities members in Kibera slum have also been forced to close because they cannot meet the COVID-19 guidelines.
The project will offer entrepreneurial training to local business owners in addition to supporting them with finances to revive their businesses. other Interventions will also include paying rent, providing food for residents, installing hand washing stations and offering mental health support to local residents.
The project will help restart 250 small businesses which have been forced to close because of COVID-19. The 250 small businesses will be financed and owners trained on entrepreneurship. The project will also help in linking 250 people who have lost their jobs with potential employers.