A beekeeper, a mushroom farmer, a zero-waste enthusiast who wants to upcycle agricultural "waste'' for building materials, a biodegradable packaging entrepreneur, a clean energy pioneer addressing the invasive water hyacinth in Lake Victoria, and more!
These are just some of the 10 innovative businesses that we're supporting as part of the ecoprenuership training we're running with Green-Kenya, W.I.S.E, and with funding from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy Nairobi. Our training was held from March 15-17 on the shores of Lake Victoria, in Kisumu, Kenya.
The embassy specifically wanted to offer these opportunities to entrepreneurs working outside Kenya's top five metropolitan areas. Our entrepreneurs hail from the periphery of Kenya's economic growth. The seven counties where our entrepreneurs are launching their businesses collectively amount for just 10% of Kenya's GDP.
Our training was just the start of six months of supporting these entrepreneurs to define their business models and make plans for scaling up. Stay posted to follow their entrepreneurial journeys!