2018 Governors Startup Challenge Finalist, Khadija, Shares her story.

It is one of the enduring memories of her childhood that fueled her desire to start WAYODI Enterprise to ensure that women, youth and people with disabilities have access to opportunities while growing up, and can start businesses that can give them a better life. Here is our interview with the 2018 Governors Startup Challenge Finalist, Khadija Abdallah.. Khadija would you tell us the story behind starting your business? Growing up in a humble background in the ‘90s inspired my desire to venture into business that not only helps me but the community at large. The urge to transform, develop and ensure social inclusion to my community is what drove me to start WAYODI (Women, Youth and People w

Meet the 2018 Class of the Governors StartUp Challenge.

These young entrepreneurs represent some of the best and brightest startups in Mombasa, Kenya who are working to improve the communities around them. Image: Khadija Abdalla, Ken Gitonga, Kezia Oloo, Esther Neema, Michael Kiwo and Abdul Majid. Our young entrepreneurs represent the Kenya’s start-ups, as well as ideas. They take nothing for granted and pursue big ambitions. In the health sector, Abdulrahman Alwy’s technology Company aims to revolutionize health service delivery by increasing life expectancy through his Electronic Health Records platform. He aims to digitize all health records in hospitals leveraging cloud storage to make the information available for patients and doctors at any

Congratulations! 2018 Governors StartUp Challenge Finalist

After an intense three months recruitment process that attracted 72 applicants from around Kenya, Youth Empowerment Program Initiative (YEPI) is excited to announce the 2018 Governors StartUp Challenge Finalist. These 10 finalists represent some of the best and most promising social entrepreneurs, artists, technologist and business leaders from the Coast region of Kenya. They are joining the YEPI Community and one-year of intensive business development program that includes a substantive hands-on learning experience, mentorship and linkages to networking and funding opportunities that will challenge them to think beyond their businesses and be more impactful social entrepreneurs. They were s

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