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Help Sustainable Development in Rural Kenya
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Ended Jun 26, 2014
Hi guys, I have been lucky enough to be selected to take part in a sustainable development project in Kenya for 6 weeks, working with start-up businesses. I could really do with your help, so please have a read to see what its all about... More ...

Hi guys,

I have been lucky enough to have been selected take part in a sustainable development project in Kenya for 6 weeks, working with start-up businesses.

On the project I will undergo an intensive one week course in business and entrepreneurship, before working with young Kenyans looking to start up their own businesses. My role will be to work with the young Kenyans and develop their business ideas: carrying out market research, testing the ideas, and formulating a strong business plan with them. At the end of my six weeks in the country, the Kenyans I have been working with will pitch their businesses to Balloon Kenya, the best of which get investment.

It is all about sharing western knowledge with entrepreneurs to grow businesses and change lives. It is thought that this ground-up approach is the real way to produce sustainable development in countries like Kenya, and that is something that I firmly believe.

The company I will be working for are called Balloon Kenya. They are a fantastic company and have received acclaim from The Guardian, The Financial Times and the RSA. The project was also a finalist for the International Social Enterprise of the Year in 2012.

I have been very fotunate to be accepted onto the project, but it does come with significant costs (a breakdown of which can be found here). I am funding as much of the the project costs as possible myself, but now need to raise £1000 by other means (£250 of which goes straight into the investment pool).

Please take the time to watch the video below. If you feel it is a worthwhile project to support, then any funding no matter its size would be hugely appreciated.


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