In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 8, we commit to promoting lasting, inclusive, sustainable economic growth, full, productive employment and dignified work in all the countries we work in. With this in mind, we have started several plans to develop small businesses. These have helped improve families’ living conditions and, at the same time, local development in their countries. We currently offer the chance to invest in this kind of project in Ghana and Nigeria. We give our beneficiaries in those countries financial support, kits with the material they need to start up and suitable vocational training. In Kenya, meanwhile, we have set up a number of business incubation initiatives, which help start up new businesses.
Our plan of economic diversification
Results from current projects
The following data show the impact of our economic diversification work on countries and communities.
total funding for projects in Kenya
benefitting from the LRP in Ghana
3800 young people
trained under the GRP in Nigeria
incubated in Kenya
3.9 million $
invested in LRP
given over to farming in Ghana with Okuafu Pa
The Okuafo Pa project in Ghana, as told by its small business owners.
My father was a chicken farmer. Once I’ve learnt enough from the training, I’d like to carry on his work at the poultry company.
Examples of small business in Ghana
The Livelihood Restoration Plan has allowed several families to start their own businesses.