Based in Uganda

Kyusa

A Non-profit

Organization Details

Kyusa is an incubator for early start-up entrepreneurs in low-income communities such as urban slums, rural areas, and refugee camps. We support the creation, improve the survival rate, and accelerate the growth of micro and small enterprises (MSE). We provide business support services that enable entrepreneurs to develop personal skills, business competencies, support networks, and access to market opportunities.

Our mission is to stimulate job creation by identifying and empowering entrepreneurial youth to turn their passions into profitable, scalable, and sustainable enterprises. We provide leadership and business development support services that enable young people to successfully start and grow their businesses.

Support Needs

We’re looking to improve our fundraising strategy with:

CrowdfundingFundraisingImpact InvestingPublic Relations  andWriting

We’re looking to improve our program design with:

Brand StrategyBusiness StrategyEntrepreneurshipStrategy andTraining

We’re looking to improve our internal processes with:

Business StrategyHuman ResourcesLeadershipNonprofit Operations andProgram Management

We’re looking to improve our business model with:

Business StrategyEntrepreneurship andFinance

Impact Story

Our purpose is to improve the quality of life for youth at the margins of society.

Our mission is to accelerate job creation by supporting micro and small businesses to start, survive, and scale.

Uganda is one of the youngest countries in the world and unfortunately hundreds of Ugandan youth drop out of the formal education system every year for one reason or another. Uganda has the highest school dropout rate in East Africa and as a young country, we grapple with high youth unemployment rates.

When youth drop out of school, not only do they lose the ability to accomplish their academic aspirations, they also tend to lose their sense of dignity and identity because of the stigma related to being a dropout in Uganda. The plight of school dropouts is unthinkable. Many resorts to gangs to find a sense of identity and security, girls end up with unwanted pregnancies and marriages while many have lost their lives through human trafficking scams in search of greener pastures.

The Kyusa intervention not only empowers youth to become financially independent through entrepreneurship, but we also restore hope and dignity to marginalized youth by enabling them to find expression through passion-driven entrepreneurship endeavors.