Our Year in Numbers
To better understand our impact, each year, we take the time to interview Mkono entrepreneurs. Through the conversations, we can pinpoint the main uses for loans, and consequently their concrete impact.
We can also get insight on the mentorship we provide to entrepreneurs. With the support of our Allies, entrepreneurs get the opportunity to tackle key challenges to their business, such as Customer Acquisition and Financial Management.
Aside from these interviews, we also regularly organize discussions with entrepreneurs to get their story – what keeps them motivated, how they got their business started, the challenges they faced, etc.
This year’s impact assessment led us to identity 4 key themes:
This year, we added 1 new partner, the Gemba Academy for Entrepreneurs. Through our local partnerships with incubators and accelerators, we can identify the entrepreneurs with the highest impact potential, those that would be a good fit for our programs. Without them, our work wouldn’t be possible.
As for our team of volunteers, we concluded the year with 20 core team members and 11 mentors. Notably, we welcomed our new CEO, Stephanie Dowling!
To access the full Impact Report and get all the details, follow this link.