Kenya 03 Jun 2014
The past three years we have dug a water well, built a school kitchen, and built water ponds for farming. This year we will start 50 new businesses in Kenya!
During this year’s INTA conference in Hong Kong we hosted a reception for clients and partner organizations at the restaurant The Pawn. Our aim with the reception this year was to fight poverty by stimulating entrepreneurship. And more precisely to educate and assist women of Kenya to start their own businesses and become self-supporting. Therefore, for every attending guest we would donate 100 SEK that would be used to create sustainable businesses among poor rural people in Kenya.
Due to a great number of attendees at our reception we managed to collect 44,900 SEK, or approximately 6,500 USD. That is enough money to start 50 new businesses! A great success! We thank all of our guests that made this possible!
The money has been handed over to our partner organization Hand In Hand to get the project started. Hand In Hand has a model for business creation that includes group creation, education, funding and scale up activities. You can read more about the model on Hand In Hand’s website.
We will keep you updated on the progress of the project. We would also like to send a big thank you to all our guests at the reception who made this possible!
Together we can make a difference!