Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
In November 2012 through the Yes Youth Can program funded by USAID through regional implementing partner Mercy Corps we successfully mobilized youth to form Trans Nzoia Youth Bunge Sacco as the founding member and secretary to the board of management.Currently we have 519 members and issued Ksh.10.5 Million youth friendly and affordable business start-up and expansion loans.
As a member representing the youths in the county budgeting and economic committee, I pioneered formation of Youth advisory board as a board member to ensure the allocation of 30% constitutional resource allocation to youths, women and people living with disability with main focus to the procurement, tender award.
Currently county Ambassador and the Trainer of trainers, YES (Youth Empowerment for Success) Coca cola Africa Foundation funded program focus on youth entrepreneurship training, mentor-ship and linkage to business networks and financial institution.
A beneficiary of the Young Africa Leadership Initiative (YALI) 12 week entrepreneurship training in East Africa Center Nairobi (2015,USAID) and 8 weeks Business Skills, Entrepreneurship Development (2009, UNDP)
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Trans Nzoia youth Sacco have been the project financing institutions, farming advisory and training have been offered in collaboration with the county government Agriculture department.
Mercy Corps have been mentors and partners in training and entrepreneurship opportunity scouting. County government through ministry of agriculture and Farm Africa for professional consultancy and advice. The training provides the basic financial and business management.