The following impact was generated during our pilot programme:
100% of the participants reported strong improvement in entrepreneurship skills. One participant expressed that “before (he) never used to put savings but after the training on savings (he) saved 15,000 Tshs ($7) in one week. (He) will now have a safety net when something happens.”
As part of our CEM training, participants organised a visit to a local orphanage and provided them with food. To finance this they produced, marketed and sold scarves. 86% of the participants felt the training improved their life skills.
One of the participants was a talented young craftsman who lacked the capital to grow his micro-enterprise. He participated in the pitching competition and won an equivalent of $90. With this he was able to buy more raw materials in order to increase his production of Maasai shoes from one pair of shoe per week – to 30 pairs of shoes per week.