The AFFCAD Uganda Entrepreneurship Scheme

Financial poverty is extremely common in Bwaise (one of the largest and poorest slums of Kampala, Uganda). Countless young people in Bwaise run their own small businesses for a living, like fish and chicken farming to chip and chapati frying, but the vast majority do so in the absence of adequate formal education or business skills training. To make matters worse, lockdown restrictions under COVID-19 have rendered many of their businesses unsustainable by increasing the prices of sale items and limiting owners’ working hours.

That’s where the AFFCAD Uganda Entrepreneurship Scheme comes in. AFFCAD’s Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability Scheme Plus (YEES+) empowers young people by providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. It trains them to be aware of their own unique strengths, to avoid recklessly diving into any new business idea, and to build strong social networks of supportive others.

The YEES+ now manages to equip over 1,000 youths with life-changing business skills every year. And through the help of donations to the charity, the program goes even further by providing hundreds of young entrepreneurs with startup capital and equipment every year. You can become an extremely valuable contributor to the success of young entrepreneurs in Bwaise by donating to AFFCAD UK now.

Entrepreneurship Scheme Success Stories

“Building My Future One Step at a Time”

15th December 2023 Nakandi Pauline Hadijah is a double orphan who was enrolled in our Child Sponsorship program at the age of seven, while she was in primary two. This…
Certificates

262 Young Entrepreneurs Complete AFFCAD’s Training

AFFCAD graduates holding their certificates In September 2022, AFFCAD Uganda awarded certificates of completion to 262 young entrepreneurs who had finished a 14-day entrepreneurship and employability training course. The 225…
Nalule Racheal

Thriving Amidst A Storm

Rachel performing electrical repairs Nalule Rachel is an eighteen-year-old young entrepreneur. She runs a restaurant business while also doing electrical installations and repairs in Nabukalu zone, Bwaise II parish, Kawempe…
Businge Andrew

AFFCAD Helped Kickstart Andrew’s Business

Andrew in his chicken farm Businge Andrew is a 32-year-old resident of Tebuyoleka, and a teacher at Happy Hours Secondary School. He was one of the seed grant beneficiaries under…

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