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
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
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
We are making big progress! It is back-to-school season in Kakuma Refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement where Kakuma Ventures provides Wi-Fi coverage with 17 access points in 6 Wi-Fi zones. Students, parents, and teachers in this part of the world are grateful, but also wondering what will happen amid the pandemic! Our goal is to…Read more
Today, we are excited to announce that we were selected to join the GSBI Social Entrepreneurship Acclerator. Our schedule will be as follows. 1. Introduction – October 2019 2. Impact Model – November 2019 3. Business Model – December 2019 4. Growth Plan – January 2020 *Midway assessment completed by GSBI* – February 2020 5.…Read more
Kakuma Ventures has been selected top 50 applicant out of 600 for the OpenIdeo Bridge Builder challenge. https://www.openideo.com/challenge-briefs/bridgebuilder2 With our goal to raise $100,000 to build out our supply chain and logistics warehouse, this is a key first step.
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!
“In May 2017 I (Kurt) visited Kakuma to teach an entrepreneurship class. I had been traveling Africa for nearly half a year by that time and one of my goals was to visit a refugee camp so to better understand the situation displaced people faced. Luckily during a hike in the Congo, I met Aurore Vermylen who said she had a way I could visit Kakuma. Aurore