Enterprise Development

This entails supporting Income Generating Activities (IGA) to realize, this is achieved through;

  • Advocacy Programs
  • Establishing Enterprise groups
  • Facilitation Program
a) Advocacy programs

This is a tailor made program meant to educate the general community in order to equip them for effective practice of any business field as well as spear heading for equal opportunity toward self  independent and building their community.

  1. Create awareness on the importance of the youths, Elderly and the disabled to secure livelihood and sustain themselves.
  2. To provide knowledge on Economic development like effective economic practices according to the target area.
  3. Make the community aware of opportunities available provided both from the Public (Government entities) sector and the Private sector.
b) Establishing Enterprise Groups

Through this we have managed to come up with Light of Hope post Primary Fund,(LOHPPF) a program run in all schools we support with aim the of forming groups for the parents to save and invest in income generating activities and acquire loan from the group and cater for their children to continue with their education. In Kenya, Primary School education is free but for Secondary education is expensive which makes it hard for some students not to see the secondary education.But due to poor economic background, mostly because of poor planning/investment from the parents in the rural setting, these children end up in the village without proceeding to secondary school, some end up getting married at a tender age some indulge in drug abuse simply because they are hopeless as far as education and career is concerned .

To ensure continuity of education to the pupils we came up with ‘Light of Hope Post PrimaryFund’ (LOHPPF), through this scheme parents are to form groups that they manage themselves in that: they elect the officials i.e. Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary among other post who act as the center of direction to their respective groups.

In their respective groups they agree on a weekly contribution from each member. The contribution is to raise capital for them to start income generating projects which range from agri-business, livelihood projects to other commercial businesses like shops and supermarkets.

We as the brain-child behind this initiative we organize for their training in entrepreneurship and record keeping through our co-operate partners and other experts in agri-business the group may want to undertake.  We also aid the development of microenterprise by offering basic business skills workshops and helping to cultivate lending and savings programs for potential borrowers. Because through the Income generating projects and weekly savings they create a loan revolving fund, in that members can borrow through proper vetting by a committee in place to ascertain the money borrowed is used for paying school fees for the child in secondary school and above.

More so, Light of Hope Youth Initiative helps them in marketing of the products to fetch good market since we interact with people from different regions and caliber.

  1. Come up with ways to eradicate poverty.
  2. Create IGA for the community to improve leaving standards
  3. Realize a self-reliant generation of youth and become key players in improving their community and Nation’s economy.
  4. Create platforms for the Disabled to improve their living standards.