Launch & Grow

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Launch & Grow

NOMBRE DEL PROYECTO: Launch & Grow

PAÍS/CIUDAD: Kenya /

DURACIÓN: 2016 and onwards

Launch and Grow is a programme in business leadership for women in Kenya promoted by the Women for Africa Foundation in association with Babson College and Banco Santander. It is a project geared towards emerging and established businesswomen. The general objective is to provide the beneficiaries (eight senior entrepreneurs and eight junior ones) with a unique learning experience, specifically designed to look into and foster success in their businesses.

The programme includes an intensive week-long course given by Babson College on their campus in Boston, USA, as well as a mentoring process that will continue for one year and which will help the ladies implement specific initiatives designed by themselves during their training in Boston and which will be aimed at having a social impact.

In Africa, a third of companies are managed or owned by women. in Kenya, 50% of businesses are run by women. However, women face specific difficulties due to the small size of their businesses, the restrictions to obtaining loans, a lower growth rate and other problems.

Launch & Grow’s fundamental aim is to strengthen the skills of businesswomen in Kenya so they may develop all their potential and help create social and economic value in their country.

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