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Last updated on 26 Jan 2024
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Ongoza is an entrepreneur support organization based in Nairobi Kenya. We impact young entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses to ultimately improve their lives and the lives of their communities through job creation. This is done by providing entrepreneurs with entrepreneurship capacity building through customised business training, and business development support, including investment readiness and market linkages. Our approach is tailored to entrepreneurs' own businesses to ensure we provide the best package of expertise, knowledge, and advice. Ongoza thinks about sustainable solutions, focusing on the long-term growth, development and building of a community of the businesses we work with. Through our robust monitoring & evaluation framework, Ongoza, therefore, places great importance on monitoring and evaluation in order to demonstrate and track its impact; Across 2021 and H1 2022, Ongoza realised the following key milestones: a. 761 idea and early-stage entrepreneurs receiving virtual business training through the internal Learning Management System; b. 76 entrepreneurs receiving business development support across diverse sectors; c. With Ongoza’s assistance, 72 and 119 jobs were created and maintained respectively across the 2021 and H1 2022 portfolio; d. $9,366 worth of investment capital raised in 2021 for 10 entrepreneurs across manufacturing, agri-business, fashion and retail and logistics service providers; e. According to entrepreneur surveys, 94% of entrepreneurs in our portfolio found our training services useful and improved their business acumen levels.