Help us distribute 40 biz training books to women groups` TOTs in Kenya.
FAIDIKA! Business Training for Women's Groups.Price: $52.95 (including 0 % tax)
ve Summly:Context of Manual Distribution program by Faidika Global Inititative
Faidika Global Initiavtive under the auspice of Luvaha Charles Luvaga, an international non-profit business development organization works with other persons and organisations implementing business training programs.
Through distribution of training manuals,we hope to impact almost 60000 women who will receive business skills training in Kenya in 2013 between June and December.
A market survey of SMEs in Kenya, revealed that approximately 54 percent of all businesses interviewed were owned or managed by women.
However, owners of small businesses – and especially female entrepreneurs – may lack management skills and information about how to access financial services and other resources, limiting their ability to improve and grow their businesses.
For example, although women own nearly 40 percent of businesses with registered premises, they obtain only 9 percent of all credit disbursed1.
The FGI Women biz training partnerships,platformed programs aim to provide female entrepreneurs with tools and training to better manage and grow their businesses.
We Need to buy 40 manuals & distribute to TOTs in Kenya
Time for engaging more women in business training programs in Subsahara Africa
Help us distribute several business training books to women groups` TOTs,starting in Kenya and later Somalia,South Sudan,Uganda & Ethiopia
FAIDIKA! Business Training for Women's Groups: The Total way
Faidika, a Swahili word meaning profit, is a business skills training manual based on practical experience in Kenya. Embodying a participatory and nonformal education approach, the 14 easy-to-follow lessons deal with basic business topics ranging from start up to profit and loss, cash control, bookkeeping and financial statements, to feasibility analysis, business planning, and marketing.(paperback book) ISBN: 0914262130
Price: $52.95 (including 0 % tax)
We need a total of $3200.
Breakdown as follows:$2100 for direct purchase of the books.$200 for courier & logistical support services to send the manuals to the TOTs.$500 for liaison & communications through women gropus in identifying the best TOTs.$400 for administration,backups,followups,recordkeeping & improving working relationships with TOTs and women groups.
The Impact of entrepreneurship training for women in Kenya
policy issueSmall and medium enterprises (SMEs) are often viewed as potential engines for innovation, employment, and social mobility, and promoted as vehicles for economic growth. In many developing countries, SMEs make up a particularly large part of the economy, yet data suggest that very few grow into larger businesses. If SMEs have such growth potential, what prevents them from expanding?
Human capital constraints may be key, especially if having adequate managerial skills in place is a prerequisite for accessing other resources, such as financial services. Many “business development services” and “entrepreneurship training” programs target SMEs in developing countries, but there is almost no systematic evidence on the effectiveness of such programs.
This project will impact on training and mentoring program in Kenya aimed at helping female entrepreneurs develop the skills they need to run thriving businesses.
The overall objective is to impact on an increase in “managerial human capital” on business outcomes for entrepreneurs who receive training, as well as the spillover impact of such an intervention on competing and collaborating businesses.
It also compliments the relative cost-effectiveness of skill transfer through a more time- and resource-intensive training approach, versus a less intensive one.
Details of The Intervention
Eligible entrepreneurs will be randomly assigned to one of groups under training from a TOT who has received our manuals with In Depth training, Light Touch training, or a comparison group.
Program activities for both tracks will take place over the course of a month, and will be implemented by the designated TOTs or outside consultants and mentors trained and supervised by FGI.
In the first year of the program, Light Touch track participants attend classroom training sessions on topics such as financial management, sales/marketing, customer relations and human resource management. Each topic will be covered in a two-day training session, with one session each month. Participants will also be placed in sector working groups (e.g. manufacturing, retail, services), which will meet for additional, targeted training lessons and field activities. In the second year of the program, refresher training sessions will be held to provide more clarity on the topics and address any specific issues faced by the participating businesses. Finally, Light Touch participants will receive individual visits from a TechnoServe counselor to discuss any business-specific challenges they face.
Women in the In Depth track will receive all of the services offered to the Light Touch group, and in addition, will be matched with student coaches selected from local business schools. These coaches will work with the women for eight weeks in the first year of the program to develop a five year business plan. In the second year, the women will be matched one-on-one with mentors, who they will work with over three months to implement the business plan and adopt the lessons from the various training activities.
Before the start of the FGI preferred programs, a baseline survey gathers information on each business's operations, products and sales, employment, and finances, as well as background information on the owner/manager. Eight to twelve rolling follow-ups surveys will be conducted over the course of two months to gather data on business performance during and after the one-month FGI INDUCED training programs. A final endline survey will be conducted two months after the baseline survey and one month after the FGI program ends.