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ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAININGOur training program takes a thorough approach in equipping the trainees with both entrepreneurial and technical skills. The use of trainers and resource people who are hands-on entrepreneurs, class review of case studies and project visits makes the programme quite practical.
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3-5 BUSINESS CLUBSThe “3-5” Club is franchise of the Crankset Group in the USA, modeled in Kenya. It is a strategic alliance of business owners who have an objective of building mature businesses within 3 to 5 years of operation.
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RESOURCE CENTREIn Kenya, SMEs are affected at the start-up stage due to high initial cost of business, lack of information on licensing processes and lack of supportive infrastructure. With 10 years experience in Entrepreneurship training, business development support services became prerequisite to address key challenges associated to growth of SMEs.
ABOUT USThe Economic Projects Transformational Facility [EPTF] was founded by The Navigators Kenya with the objective of spurring enterprise development as a panacea to the high rates of unemployment among the youths and the ensuing poverty. EPTF takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to promoting entrepreneurship development and has adopted a two-fold approach that involves training and business development support services [BDSS].
EPTF’s entrepreneurship training addresses unemployment and poverty by supporting the creation and expansion of business enterprises. The training seeks to challenge existing mind-sets of many young people who believe that formal employment is the... Read More
Delta Ice Drinking Water
In 2011 while still a student at Mt. Kenya University-Mombasa Campus, Janet signed up for EPTF entrepreneurship training. “During the training, I learned that there are opportunities in business and partnered with my friend in starting a cereal business.” Notes Janet. However, as a result of time constraints, she left the business to her partner Read More
Start Business After College
Prior to completing my undergraduate course at the University, a friend introduced me to a two-week business training programme at EPTF, known as the Youth Enterprise Development Programme (YEDP). I was certain that I wanted to start a business and soon after the training I teamed up with a former classmate to undertake a business Read More
My business needed more than a loan
Date: Fri 14 May 10 Daniel Maundu trained with EPTF in April 2009 in Machakos. Prior to the training, Daniel had started and was running a business in millet processing for about six months. He was bent on getting a loan from the Credit Services Programme in order to enable his business to acquire an Read More
Poultry Business based in Kapsoya
Geoffrey started the poultry business in 2010 with an initial 10 chicken. In the course of time they reproduced and he sells them for a profit. The training helped me understand the need to look for favorable markets, for this reason, I will be selling chicken in Western province where there is a high demand Read More
Even though Kenya may have less art galleries than many other countries, it has an invaluable artistic wealth. One such artist with a passion for design is Nathaniel of Woody-Nat Limited. Art is at times defined as the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments or experiences that can be Read More
David has been running a hotel for the last 6 years. During the post election violence in 2008, his business was burnt down. This was quite a challenge and rebuilding it has been a tall order. To date, David has been able to diversify into outside catering with plans of purchasing equipment for this purpose. He has 11 Read More
Happy Day Academy
A nn has been running the Happy Day Academy for the last 5 years.A trained Early Childhood Development teacher with several years of experience both in Nairobi and in Kisumu, Ann started the academy with a touch of difference in bringing excellence in an area that was unaccustomed to this. The school currently has about 100 pupils from Read More
Agri-business based in Kilifi
In Kilifi, a town that lies between Malindi and Mombasa, Nelson Ndoro is transforming his community through farming. Trained in July 2010, lessons on networking to build strong associations stood out for him. As a startup, he learned how to plan his business, keep records and manage his cash flows. He grows kales, black nightshade, eggplants, okra and cherry Read More
He prides himself in landscaping one of the leading funeral homes in Nairobi– Montezuma. Daniel is in the landscaping and fumigation services industry. These two services compliment each other, he discloses. Insects and other vermin are usually not welcomed guests in any home. In many cases, they can cause structural Read More
Located in Kahawa West, K-Wear (Kingdom Wear) deals in T-shirts, bags and jeans wear. Trained in 2009, Job Mwanga is a young entrepreneur with a passion for design. The training was very helpful to me. Lessons on networking and marketing enabled me to cut out my niche in the fashion industry,he said. He adds that Read More
A journey of a thousand miles…… Petroleum is Kenya’s major sou rce of commercial energy and has, over the years, accounted for about 80% of the country’s commercial energy requirements. Since liberalization in October 1994, many new companies have been licensed by the government to engage in petroleumRead More
TIMELESS JEWELRY. As we walk towards her home, she explains to us why one should buy her products. My beadwork is classic, timeless yet affordable, said Susan Gichuhi the proprietor of Carnelyan Ventures. Man has worn beads “since time began”, in rituals and ceremonies, for beautification, for talismanic purposes or healing, to denote status, or Read More
Kam2Us Computer Consultancy
A trained computer technologist, Vincent is very passionate about his business which he has been running for the last 4 years. He now has 2 employees. While he operates a cyber café and a training facility in computer skills, he also gets tenders to maintain computers in various institutions around Kisumu. As part of CSR, his business pays school Read More
Her day starts at 8am and ends as late as 8:30pm. Jullyanne Mwikali is the owner of Comfort Cosmetics located in Mtopanga, Mombasa. Trained in April 2009, she started her business in September of the same year. She has adopted principles on how to run and manage abusiness as well as savings and loan repayment for Read More
Vigo Delivery Systems
When you fall, shake off your dust… For most young people when they think about a business, the first thing they think about is capital. In 2005, without much research, Matati ventured into furniture business. He borrowed a loan, employed carpenters and bought enough stock. He knew very little about carpentry and furniture then and Read More
In life, even the valley has its proper place in God…. One morning, Charles Mullo found himself with no job to go to. With medical bills and a young family to feed, he had to figure a way out of this valley. Charles had previously worked Read More
From The Eyes of a Mentor
With the growing number of young entrepreneurs’ emerging, mentorship has become a great need. A mentor is that person who can guide you, help you, take you under his or her wing and nurture your career quest. There is no right way to mentor. Every mentoring relationship is as unique as the individuals involved in Read More
Perfection Plus Limited
Some parents are known for telling their grown children, “I worked hard for this! work for your own.” Others are even known for deeming their children as ‘careless’ and leaving their property to charitable organizations. We also know of parents who dreamt of becoming lawyers or doctors and when they failed, chose to live these Read More
Tuamushane Tuinuane can be loosely translated to mean let’s build each other up to stand tall. For Grace Owendi, this has been the case since she attended the Kayole Parents Entrepreneurship training in October 2011. Grace started her Chapati selling business in early 2011 having learned the skill of cooking chapatis from her father-in-law. Read More
School profits to go to the needy…. Schools are located within communities and have in the past been used as grounds to advance new ideologies. For EPTF, our choice of working with Dandora Secondary School was informed by our vision of empowered entrepreneurs transforming communities. With a population of about 900 students and staff, DandoraRead More
ALUMNI BUSINESS CLUBSWe bring together our Alumni in various forums to keep abreast with their businesses and assist them overcome various challenges. The club is also open to entrepreneurs in need of business development support services.
MENTORINGEPTF seeks to link at least 40% of its entrepreneurship trainees with experienced business and professional persons in formal mentoring and coaching relationships that will contribute to their development and that of their businesses.
- We are glad to have partnered with the ministry of public service, youth and gender affa...
- This weekend we just concluded a mentors training in Mombasa whereby 20 mentors were trained on...
- Empowering women requires more than just giving them funds to start up businesses, it also requ...
- EPTF in partnership with Un Women has been on the forefront line in fighting digital illiteracy...