Length of project: 18 months
Partner: Kenya Sunshine
In our country, youth unemployment is a daunting statistic. The government tells us that there are 24 million of us. But we don’t want to be part of that figure. Yes, we come from traumatic backgrounds and spent our childhood living on the streets, but we don’t want that to define our future. We are entrepreneurs and the best of friends. We have big dreams for the future to run our own car mechanic workshop and fast food kiosk.
Growing up on the streets, it’s easy to be overlooked and forgotten by everyone. And yet for those of us who have survived traumatic childhoods, we’ve learnt the art of resilience. It’s that essence of grit and determination that tells us we don’t have to be limited by our circumstances.
Project Possible saw our potential and they gave us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive education, counselling and a home life. We became best of friends through Project Possible and went on to achieve further education in automotive engineering and hospitality management. Now with new knowledge and certificates under our belts we are full of ideas to support each other as we get our car mechanic workshop and fast food kiosk underway.
With a bit of investment we can buy the equipment and tools we need to realise our potential and begin to grow our very own businesses.
“I want to give back to my community by giving automobile classes to other young people like me. I'm full of ideas of how to make this business successful.” Paul's dream
We’re partnering with Kenya Sunshine to ensure this project supports Paul and George in the best way possible and that the impact of good business will be felt across their community.
We’ll be working closely with our partners to:
Right now, Paul and George are waiting for a spark to ignite their venture.
With your support we could provide Paul and George with the start-up capital they need to put their talents to good use and support each other as they kick-start their new business. This is their chance to grow in confidence and self-belief.
To show how your gift is making a difference we’ll send you:
|Tools and Equipment||£766|
|Raw ingredients for the kiosk||£66|
|Utilities - water and electricity||£168|
|Permits and Licences||£396|
|Salary of an Assistant for both business||£446|
|Small allowance supporting each entrepreneur in first three months of business||£126|
|Business mentoring and support in first year||£950|
|Project Possible UK team support||£811|
All of your gift will be project-focused, with none of it going towards admin or fundraising. Instead, it will be used to cover:
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