Equip Girls in Nairobi's Slums w/ Business Skills

by TechnoServe

Summary

TechnoServe's Young Entrepreneurs (YE) program equips adolescent girls in Nairobi's slums with the entrepreneurship skills and support they need to build successful businesses and transform their lives.
$1,533
total raised
31
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Adolescent girls in Kenya face severe obstacles when seeking employment, struggling to overcome entrenched social and economic gender inequality. They are vulnerable to teen marriage and pregnancy, HIV infection and violence. Without clear opportunities for income generation, their families see little worth in supporting their education. TechnoServe and the Nike Foundation believe that these young women have great potential; they just need the right tools and enabling environment.

Solution

YE helps girls develop entrepreneurship skills and generate new income-earning opportunities by providing training in business. Girls also explore entrepreneurship through experiential businesses which they operate in groups of 5 and also participating in a business plan competition.

Long-Term Impact

Investing in young women enables them to chart their own course and determine their own future. Building a culture of entrepreneurship and creating supportive community networks has the power to transform entire communities.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.technoserve.org
TechnoServe and Developing Entrepreneurs
TechnoServe Kenya Homepage

Organization Information

TechnoServe

Location: Norwalk, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.technoserve.org
TechnoServe
Project Leader:
Anna Gibson
Washington D.C., N/A United States

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