Our Work in Kenya

Connecting Young Kenyans to Dignified Work

Aligning with the government’s Vision 2030 agenda and focus on the digital economy, our work initially will build on the economic and political momentum by supporting the expansion of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and identifying work opportunities from existing on-the-rise companies. We will:

  • Support the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with access to finance, business development services, and entrepreneurship training so that they can expand and create work opportunities in priority sectors.
  • Scale digital training, link youth to digital and online work opportunities, and create new platforms that connect young people to market information. Digital skills programs will be more accessible to young women.
  • Improve the quality and relevance of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions to ensure graduates acquire the right skills for the labour market or to start their own businesses. This includes scholarships to enable young women to access work in non-traditional, Big-Four-aligned sectors such as manufacturing and construction.

The Mastercard Foundation will also work with a broad range of organizations, including banks, companies, educational organizations, youth-led enterprises, and others to determine how best to support employment growth in the country.

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The Mastercard Foundation will also work with a broad range of organizations, including banks, companies, educational organizations, youth-led enterprises, and others to determine how best to support the growth of dignified work opportunities in the country.