Posts by Ntumba Tshilombo:

Kakuma Ventures revealed as Finalist in the 2022 Ashden Awards at the international London Climate Action Week conference.

Kakuma Ventures is among one of twelve outstanding organisations delivering innovative climate solutions that have reached the finals of the prestigious 2022 Ashden Awards – a line-up announced at the closing ceremony of the international London Climate Action Week conference Yesterday.   203 organisations applied for the 2022 Ashden Awards, and Kakuma Ventures is one of…Read more

How Kakuma Ventures Addresses the Challenges Faced by People on the Receiving End of Aid

Meet Innocent – Founder and Managing Director of Kakuma Ventures. He wrote an opinion piece on cash voucher assistance (CVA) that was published by Cash Learning Partnership on September 23. The 5-minute read emphasized the mission and vision of Kakuma Ventures by reopening conversations on the microeconomics of the poor, the dignity of beneficiaries, value…Read more

How Kakuma Ventures is changing lives in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Kakuma Ventures has been around in the Kakuma refugee camp for just 4 years. During this time, the enterprise founded and led by the refugees themselves embarked on a critical mission to identify and solve one critical problem affecting the people confined to Kakuma camp to solve most problems across different sectors. Something that captured…Read more

Massive Flooding in Kakuma

There is massive flooding in Kakuma following heavy rains in the region. Kakuma soil is believed to be unpenetratable by water and poor drainage system is worsening the situation. Bridges and roads linking to major cities are flooding causing a delay and shortage of supplies delivery to the camp. Roads aroumd the camp are unpassable…Read more

About the Grand Challenges Humanitarian Application

From the website: http://www.grandchallenges.ca/funding-opportunities/ Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as…Read more

Application Questions

Our application for Grand Challenges is about a new logistics and supply chain model for the camp. Kakuma Ventures Mission: Building a logistics and supply chain center for small businesses focused on basic living needs of those in a refugee camp. Our goal is to start businesses that use existing technology to solve food, water,…Read more

Business Plan

Relief agencies normally spend as much as 80% of their proceeds on logistics and supply chain, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres. KV wants to fill the gap that UN and other humanitarian agencies have in spending on logistics to reach refugees. Our innovation, again, focuses on providing fresh water, food,…Read more

Calling All Partners

Kakuma Ventures operates as a cooperative and a partnership. We work together on different businesses and share the profits based on pre-agreed terms for each business. We understand that if businesses succeed, we are all better off. Our goal in the end is to create a venture capital partnership – just like in Silicon Valley. We…Read more

Kakuma Ventures Launches Logistics Business Plan

With the successful crowd-funding campaign of $1300, we have purchased our first motorbike to begin delivery of water to local schools and homes. This is also used for basic transport and delivery around the camp. Thank you!

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