providing affordable trading sites to youth entrepreneurs
Trading space is one of the biggest challenges facing youth owned enterprises, mainly because of high costs. Under this mandate the Fund aims to provide decent trading premises/work sites to young entrepreneurs at affordable rates. The Fund has engaged several county governments and other private sector players to partner in establishing commercial infrastructure appropriate for youth enterprise needs, such as candy shops, market stalls and shoe shine units. These partners are also being lobbied to mainstream youth entrepreneurs in their existing market infrastructure.
In order to achieve commercial infrastructure objectives the Fund approaches investment with bias to three areas:
- Physical Commercial Infrastructure partnerships with the public and private institutions
- Business Incubation partnership
- Commercial space
- Serviced offices