Amzuri - Kenya

Amzuri - Kenya: Solving Unemployment from the Inside Out

Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya
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Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
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About Your Project
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Organization Country

Kenya, Nairobi

Country where this project is creating social impact

Kenya, Nairobi

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?


Awards: What awards or honors has your solution received, if any?
Tell us about your partnerships

I would not call them partners rather clients. Amzuri is currently working with micro - finance institutions as clients that have a mass reach to communities. One of our clients is Musoni Microfinance.

Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

The primary challenge with this approach is defining measurable outcomes from the interactions we have initiated so far. It will be a challenge to show for accurate behavioural measures on internal business relationships and communication.
However, we identify priorities for change with the clients that will act as indicators, measurable through the life of a project.

How does your idea help young people create bright futures and improve opportunities for meaningful and long-term careers?

Our goal with this project is to offer another approach to solving unemployment in Africa. For Kenya, we have observed potential for great opportunities and openings if business practices and cultures are harnessed to the optimum - where individuals will function with initiative and loyalty to grow business and opportunities for others to come in. Hence the tag - Solving unemployment from the inside Out.
Young people can be entrepreneurial within their spaces of employment. If the work culture allows for such initiatives to mushroom, we double the employment factor impacting directly on the social landscape of the African Society. If we can raise the bar for loyalty and effectiveness, then young employees will spend time exploring opportunities to expand their current operations rather than researching where to seek for the next job.
The logic behind this project is to enable the young employed generation to blossom within the employment sector so we can collectively make effort to create more job opportunities for the unemployed.

Target Age Group(s): What age group(s) do(es) your solution target through it's programming?


Intervention Focus: Identify which of the following best explain key parts of your solution

Job Creation, Professional Development, Entrepreneurship, Training/Skill Development, Community, New industries, Products or Services.

Do you have separate programs or initiatives that target the following types of populations?

Marginalized/Minority, Disabled (physical/mental).

Impact - Reach: How many people did your project directly engage in programmatic activities in the last year?

Not Applicable - yet! (we are at the idea stage or start-up)

Number of People Directly Employed by Your Organization

Fewer than 10

Number of Volunteers

Fewer than 10

Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below? Select a theme below that most applies to your work. If none of them do, no problem, you can skip this question.

Put Young People in Charge: provide the experiences and skills needed to be resilient, creative, and take action

Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers? Select a theme below that most applies to your work. If none of them do, no problem, you can skip this question.

Job creation lacks adequate coordination between the government, private sector and development organizations