Trustee: Kisumu Innovation Center Kenya (KICK)

Kisumu, Kenya

Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
Enabling artisans to have improved access to trade opportunities there by improving their businesses both in quantity and quality.
What is the mission of your organization?
Reviving community livelihood by connecting the Kenyan artisans to markets all over the world.
In the past, how effective have you been in achieving this mission?
We have been able to recruit over 80 artisans and now we give them jobs that take up more than 75% of the year hence they have gainful employment from KICK.
Do you belong to any organizational networks -- nationally, regionally, or locally? If yes, please list.
KEFAT - Kenya Federation of Alternative Trade WFTO - Africa : World Fair Trade Organization Africa
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
All borrowers will be artisans who have been working with KICK for not less than one year and whose records on timeliness and quality are not disputed.
How do you plan to support the borrower, both before and after the loan is disbursed?
Will go through their business plans and provide technical inputs. We shall incorporate them in any trainings that are held within KICK regarding financial management and life skills. We shall also provide opportunities in marketing and market access initiatives.
How will you help us ensure that the loans you endorse have a significant and positive social impact?
Most loans that we shall be endorsing will be used for business expansion and material acquisition. This in turn will go a long way in ensuring that the producers submit products in time with the right quality thereby enabling businesses to expand and thus ensuring sustainability to the entire community.

About Kisumu Innovation Center Kenya (KICK)

Trustee Type:
Social Enterprise
Third Tier trustee
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On Zip Since:
Jan 30, 2013
(43 months)
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