Last September, Mkono took part of GlobalGiving’s Accelerator’s Program. In 3 weeks, we aimed to raise $10K USD. We’re excited to share that the campaign totaled $15K USD in donations, over 150% of our initial goal!
We're starting September with some good news. Mkono has been accepted to GlobalGiving's accelerator program. And as part of this program, we need to raise at least $5,000 USD from Sept. 13 to Sept. 30 (but our goal is $10,000 USD!). Curious as to what this specifically entails? Read on.
At Mkono, our mission is to empower young entrepreneurs in Kenya through affordable loans and resourceful mentorship sessions. You may wonder, however, how do we find high potential entrepreneurs to support? Do we run ads across the country?
Actually, we have a unique model that involves partnering with local organizations in Kenya to deliver our services. Find out more about how it all works with this breakdown of the process.
Jasmine is a Success Officer and works within the Operations Team. Aside from reviewing loans application, she communicates closely with the entrepreneurs, supporting them throughout the loans program. She shared with us her experience so far.
Mentorship sessions are led by our Mkono Allies, selected young professionals from various parts of the world who provide advice and knowledge to entrepreneurs. Check out our breakdown of the program.