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For many entrepreneurs in developing countries, a business of their own is necessary to ensure their living. Not learning a new trade, but bringing home the bacon is their first priority. In Kenya this form of entrepreneurship is a source of income for a considerable part of the population. 16% of the 11.8 million people who earn their money in this way, has a disability. Their attempts to set up their own businesses often fail due to the lack of proper support and financing. Social exclusion makes them extra vulnerable for failure of their company. All these social and financial barriers raise the question how a person with a disability can still start a successful business in order to earn their own income and escape the spiral of poverty. 

The InBusiness (Inclusive Business) program is aimed at helping people with disabilities start a stable micro-enterprise and thereby earn their own income to support their family and thus actively participate in society. 

The project supports entrepreneurs with disabilities who struggle to keep their business running and entrepreneurs with disabilities wanting to start a business. Both groups need guidance on how they can develop their ideas into a viable business. 

 

Kenya
  • Area: 580,367 km2
  • Population: 19.5 million
  • Life expectancy: 62.1  years
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Your contact person for Kenya: Fredrick Ouko 

+254-710825857
kenya [at] light-for-the-world.org

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