The Youth Enterprise Development Fund provides loans to groups and individuals and has regional offices in the following towns:Nairobi,Kisumu,Mombasa,Kakamega,Nyeri,Eldoret,Nakuru,Meru,Garissa and Machakos.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
1. Entrepreneurship Training:
to provide youth with adequate business skills in identifying and tapping into business opportunities while embracing modern business management techniques.
2. Identify,Train and Empower (Itempo):
to identify,train and empower 2.7 million youth within a period of years by training trainers in every county who will cascade to constituency level.The training will focus on self-belief,self-motivation,entrepreneurship and leadership.
3. I’ve got ten minutes.Do you?
The programme provides a platform for exchange of ideas between youth and mentors,mentors volunteer only ten minutes of their time. The youth also give ten minutes of their time to engage the mentors.
4. Commercial infrastructure:
The fund aims to provide decent trading premises/work sites to young entrepreneurs at affordable rates.The Fund has engaged several county governments and other private sector players to partner in establishing commercial infrastructure appropriate for youth enterprise needs such as candy shops,market stalls and shoe shine units.These partners are also being lobbied to mainstream youth entrepreneurs in their existing market infrastructure.
5. Market and Linkages:
The fund endeavours to support youth owned enterprises to market their products locally and abroad,and to form linkages with large enterprises.
The Fund has been organizing youth trade fairs at county and national levels.Youth who exhibit unique products at the national level are sponsored to exhibit outside the country thus linking them to the export market.
6. Jobs Abroad:
The Fund facilitates young people,whose services are not engaged locally,to secure employment in the foreign labour market.The Fund works with partners to provide the following range of services:
-Sourcing for jobs
About Youth County Projects Kenya and the Founder
Violet Mbiti is the founder of the blog “Youth County Projects Kenya” that seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented by Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector, National Government, County Governments, donors and individuals in the 47 counties in Kenya.
Violet Mbiti holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from United States International University .She has initiated and implemented projects that cover the health sector, Renewable Energy Sector, Water Sector, Environment Sector and Social Entrepreneurship. She also sought the donors who funded the above projects.
Violet is also an alumni of the Political Leadership and Governance Programme offered by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung which is funded by the German Government and is the Vice Chairperson of Improved Stoves Association of Kenya Machakos County. Violet is an advisory council board member of Hand in Hand Eastern Africa youth project titled “The Peace and Prosperity through Job Creation”.
This platform seeks to motivate youth to initiate projects in their respective communities to achieve Vision 2030 within the social,economic and political pillars.
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