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, members of our professional network who provide advice and knowledge to entrepreneurs. Check out our breakdown of the program.
Interested in a Mkono loan, but not sure where to start? No worries, we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to applying to our loans program; check it out to get real insight on the process and the Mkono entrepreneur experience.
Today marks our 2-year anniversary. Two years ago, exactly to this day, we incorporated as a Canadian non-profit organization with a desire to drive lasting change through microfinance and mentorship. It’s definitely cause for celebration!
Throughout the month of June, we wanted to celebrate Kenya and all that it has to offer. We asked Mkono entrepreneurs to share with us their Kenyan favourites. Here is a round-up of their answers! 🌄 👇
You heard it right 👀, we are excited to announce that we are officially on Instagram!
Follow us @mkono_official for updates on our community. By doing so, you'll be able to have a peek behind the scenes of our organization, follow the journey of the entrepreneurs we support and gain insight on our impact. 🤝🌍
After obtaining her degree in journalism, Ann pursued a career in marketing. But in 2014, she decided to quit her 9 to 5 job to kickstart her own business. With only a laptop in hand, she launched The Writing Agency, a content creation company.
2020 was a big year for us. Through our loans and mentorship sessions, we were able to help entrepreneurs improve cash flow and pricing, achieve vertical integrations, and business pivots.
We're now a few months into 2021, and we've already been hearing some positive feedback from the entrepreneurs. Here's a quick overview of some early emerging themes!
At Mkono, we're grateful to have dedicated volunteers who lend their time and skills to help us grow. Operations, marketing, tech, impact measurement— our volunteers work in various fields, all of which are essential to keeping Mkono running.
Now, you may be wondering : who are they? This National Volunteer month, we want to celebrate our dedicated, passionate and diverse volunteer base.
Our volunteers come from various backgrounds; some are professionals, others are students. But they all share a common goal— to make an impact. Let's meet them!