New investments in female entrepreneurship

Gundua Foundation

Entrepreneurship is a highly effective skill for generating sustainable job opportunities – especially among women – and thereby creating growth, increased welfare and better general living standards in vulnerable areas. Gundua Foundation, with financial support from the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, has commenced a project that will offer entrepreneurial courses, primarily for aspiring and existing business owners and female students in the area.

The project will be implemented in cooperation with Hand in Hand EA (East Africa) – a recognised NGO organisation working to eradicate poverty in East Africa by supporting business development and generating job opportunities through driving factors, such as self-help and local entrepreneurship.

In addition, Hand in Hand has particularly great experience when it comes to developing and implementing entrepreneurship programs that can be integrated with existing education efforts, as well as running projects focused on women.

Substantial preparatory work has been under way during the last months of 2017, following the project’s approval in May. This involved making a detailed project plan, with work processes tailored to the local conditions, based on Hand in Hand’s established methods.

Project implementation, planned to run for the coming 3 years, has been under way since the beginning of 2018. The project building, Wallenberg house, is projected to be complete by Easter and the courses held by Hand in Hand have been under way for the past three weeks.

This project is an important step forward and we look forward to seeing the courses progress!

Substantial preparatory work has been under way during the fall, since the projects approval in May 2017. This involved making a detailed project plan, with work processes tailored to the local conditions, based on Hand in Hand’s established methods.

The implementation of the project, planned to run for the coming 3 years, has been under way this spring, the project building Wallenberg house is projected to be done by Easter. The courses held by Hand in Hand has been held at Gundua Health Centre for the last three weeks while the dedicated facilities are under construction.

This project is an important step forward and we look forward to see the courses progress!

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The final work being done on the new building for entrepreneurial courses, situated next to Gundua Health Centre.