Deadline: May 31, 2022
The Absa SHE STARS program supports women entrepreneurs from various sectors in Kenya to overcome some of the most common challenges faced by today’s women in the business world.
Over the course of 18 months, Yunus Environment Hub (YEH) will support 1,500 women-led micro, small and medium enterprises within Absa Bank Kenya’s clientele to build more resilient, sustainable and competitive businesses in response to livelihood disruptions, climate change, biodiversity loss and a resource-depleting economy. Beneficiaries will be equipped with the necessary tools and skills to capitalize on their business models to drive change and explore the wider landscape in which they thrive.
Through a blended financial and business development program, we aim to empower these entrepreneurs to enhance their business capabilities to increase their income opportunities and create jobs. In addition, with the tailored mentorship and interactive business training and extensive networking opportunities with experienced female entrepreneurs/mentors (BIG SISTERS), the program includes hands-on skills and a capacity building journey to the selected entrepreneurs (SHE STARS).
During the 18-month program, the 1,500 SHE STARS will be grouped into 4 cohorts of approximately 375 and each cohort will participate in a 12-week training and mentoring program, culminating in a graduation event.
The selected participants will receive:
Business Skills TrainingMentorship with Experienced Women Entrepreneurs (BIG SISTERS)Networking OpportunitiesPeer-to-Peer SupportAccess to Markets and Blended Finance Support
During the program, 30 BIG SISTERS will be engaged to support the SHE STARS.
The selected mentors will receive:
Training OpportunityNetwork OpportunitiesCommitment Certificate and Letter of RecommendationRecognised Engagement
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