Keywords: Democratic Republic of Congo, self-employment and entrepreneurship support
Kadiwaku Family Foundation
|Name of Organisation||Kadiwaku Family Foundation|
|Type of organisation||National NGO|
|Democratic Republic of Congo|
The overall project budget $US 127,050.00 of which 91,500 came from the USADF. The remaining amount represents the contribution from other funders, including Humanity and Inclusion, PayAfrica Foundation and program revenue. The project funding has ended and USADF provided USD 10,000 to develop a web and mobile app with the educational content.
Impact and growth
The theory of change follows five steps with subsequent expected impacts as follows:
- The selected participants attend our training program at our training centers;
- The participants have improved the knowledge of good small business management;
- The best business plans are selected to receive customized business support;
- The participants establish a business; and
- Businesses begins to contribute to self-employment.
Of the 502 young entrepreneurs who received post creation support, 360 have are succeeding as entrepreneurs and 12 secured sustainable employment. A major effort through the project’s life span was the creation of an ecosystem of disabled entrepreneurs in DRC and informal alumni networks who might become employers and mentors to their former peers and the organization maintains a database containing detailed information for all beneficiaries.
The training increases the participant’s understanding of creative processes and ultimately enhance their complex problem-solving skills and provides the necessary skills to initiate businesses, make healthy and productive life choices and reinforce professional skills in the workplace. It also helps them sustain and grow their businesses.
The project targets young people with disabilities, especially girls and women with disabilities who are amongst the most marginalized of all and who face additional challenges as women and also disabled that further impede their abilities to become an entrepreneur.
In partnership with the Ministry of Disabled People of DR Congo, the Kadiwaku Foundation designed a guideline for self-employment of people with disabilities in DR Congo and it is in charge of its implementation in selected areas. KFF will organize a series of training for trainers on how to use the guideline. Trained people will be responsible for delivering the training in their respective cities.
THEORY OF CHANGE
We asked projects to outline their impact model (also called Theory of Change) – their main target groups, the key activities they offer these target groups, and what impact they want to achieve:
|Young people with disabilities||Selected PWDs attend entrepreneurship training||Participants have improved the knowledge of good business management and develop a business plan.||The participants establish a business,and apply improved managerial practices and attitudes toward business.|