We have supported entrepreneurs nested under the Green Growth and Employment Programme (GGEP) and the Agribiz Programme. Our mentorship programme is designed to sustainably improve and support the MSMEs to grow and expand through support by mentors who are experienced entrepreneurs selected from our pool of multi sectoral mentorship guides.  The mentor’s role is usually to guide, help, hand hold, encourage and support the mentee to find direction and work towards solutions that address existing business challenges while identifying opportunities to support sustainable growth.

 Green Growth and Employment Programme

The Green Growth and Employment Programme’s objective is “Inclusive greener growth with higher employment” achieved through sustainable growth and jobs from investment and trade; and sustainable use of natural resources and community resilience.

The programme is being implemented by KCIC through the incubation and  acceleration set ups for entrepreneurs with innovative solutions geared towards climate mitigation and adaptation. These SMEs also benefit from access to business advisory services, access to finance (proof of concept, early-stage financing) and mentorship support to support and supplement their growth efforts.

Through this initiative, KCL offers mentorship and technical assistance support to 30 enterprises under the GGEP programme with an objective of helping them address gaps in their businesses and catalyse growth.

 

AgriBiz Programme

The Agribiz programme is a 5-year programme that seeks to be a catalyst and enabler towards greater involvement of women and youth in agricultural and livestock value chains. The primary focus of the programme is to provide a range of services needed for women and youth-owned early stage agribusiness enterprises as well as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The programme has established eight Business Incubation Hubs (BIHs) across eight counties in Kenya. The hubs will offer access to services and facilities; access to finance; business advisory and technical assistance; as well as access to information.

KCL through its enterprise development service-line is offering mentorship and technical assistance to 200 Agribiz clients who are in Early Stage, SME, Community Based Organizations, Self-Help Groups and Cooperative categories. This is to assist the businesses address their existing gaps and unlock their potential to scale.