YOuth Entrepreneurial Link Investments

YOuth Entrepreneurial Link Investments: Yeli Paper Bags Limited

Kampala, UgandaKampala, Uganda
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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Founding Story

The Ugandan government proposed to impose a ban on polythene and plastic bags. So I had to think of a viable solution because polythene bags were intensely used and that's how I came up with the idea of paper bags


A sales manager with a bachelor's degree in marketing. Quality control manager with a diploma in procurement all these are full time. The advisory board is comprised of 3 broad investors around the country
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About Your Project
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How long has your organization been operating?

Organization Country

Uganda, KMP, Kampala

Country where this project is creating social impact

Uganda, KMP, Kampala

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?

Ferd Award for social Entrepreneurship.
Anzisha prize for best young Entrepreneur in Africa 2012
Best innovative project in Uganda by Inspire Africa 2013
Mentioned among the top 30 under 30 young entrepreneurs by Forbes.

Tell us about your partnerships

would wish to partner with investors to boost the business growth.

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

Limited funding- i plan to overcome this by partnering with investors to provide funding and looking for other related opportunities.

High inflation rate in the country,this have caused rapid changes in prices of materials most especially at point of importation where the forex is up and down- i plan to solve this by boosting the inventory by having more working capital.

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

My project have grown to employ up to 22 people dominated by a young age abandoned, orphans and disadvantaged. these youths have found training and working grounds helping them to change their lives through employment, education.

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

13-17, 18-35, 36-64.

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

Job Creation, Entrepreneurship, New industries, Products or Services.

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

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

0 to 500

Number of People Directly Employed by Your Organization

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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.

Lack of youth empowerment