Katunda  Enterprise Centre

 

The project is based in Katunda along  Machakos- Kikima  road on the border of  Makueni –Machakos county

The project is aimed at supporting young people who want to set up or expand their businesses within the Makueni county.

The project is supported by the local Diaspora Community and the Local County government.

Under this project high quality 10 business incubation units with separate power units and security  doors have been   completed in an enclosed  secure ‘shopping mall and the upcoming entrepreneurs can now rent out incubations units  at competitive rates  to help set-up and run their businesses.

Members can also access individual loans from the local county government and  receive on-going  support  from the county government field officers to help apply and manage  their loans repayment.

Some of the young people who have successfully been interviewed for a possible allocation of a business unit are in the process of setting businesses such as : Barber shop, Mobile shop accessories, boutique, Mobile Money Transfer (MPESA), Boda Boda  Sacco office, Taxi office, Tailoring shop, Food Kiosk, photography  etc.

 

The business enterprise centre when fully operational will be managed by a qualified business advisor who will be helping young entrepreneurs with any support needs such as coop membership paper work, microfinance applications,banking , tax/ council rates returns.

The project is currently looking for sponsors to recruit for a qualified in house business advisor and are currently in touch with VSO – an international  capacity building charity – who have shown interest in supplying qualified  business advisors when the funding becomes available.

 

Also available at the Katunda Enterprise Centre are the following support services:
i) Company registration with Registrar of Companies
ii) Registration as an approved government procurement contractor under YGBO (Youth Access to Government Procurement Opportunity)
iii) Help with access to business loans under
iv) Access to financial and business support funded through joint fund-raising initiatives such as Youth Fund and Uwezo fund
v) Access to other support from other partners in business such as DCP-UK, VSO, KDA, County & Central government.

Please get in touch with a member of the Katunda Enterprise Centre team for more information on tel: +254 720574431 or email info@diasporacp.co.ke