KCB offers over one million shillings funding for youth in agribusiness

KCB offers over one million shillings funding for youth in agribusiness

Mkulima today many farmers are going through funding or financial challenges for their farming ventures.KCB offers over one million shillings funding for youth in agribusiness well KCB bank has had your cry and they have a new project just for that.

The bank offers a three-month free training in agriculture and financing of about Kshs one million for your venture.

This is the only project where you will be given land, training and assured of the ready market every time you harvest. They also offer some allowance for successful individuals.

Project

Are you a Kenyan youth aged 18 – 35 and would like to attain technical and entrepreneurial skills in Agribusiness, Manufacturing, and Construction?

Go no further get your documents and start your application immediately.

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KCB Foundation in partnership with MasterCard foundations is working together under the Young Africa Works programme to create jobs through training and funding.

Interested individuals like you are being inviting applications for sponsorship in the above sectors.

The program will provide beneficiaries with: Technical Training, Business Development Services, Access to Capital and Market Linkages.

There shall be interviews before you are considered for the programme. Check the media for the exact dates.

The beneficiaries are purposed to commence classes during the weeks afterwords so keep looking.

A stipend of Ksh 10, 000 will be provided to beneficiaries distributed over the 3 months duration. This amount is given for all those selected during the interview process.

On completion of the class training, participants will be required to commence construction of greenhouses and will be funded through a Ksh 800,000 loan but will be required to raise 10% of the loan amount towards the project.

Niko Waks Projects

The programme targets to reach applicants within the small and micro enterprises in Kenya spread across 3 economic sectors of:

Agriculture (Hydroponic Farming)

Miramar International College (MIC) will train you on hydroponics farming and give you off-take contracts for their produce.

In addition, MIC will source for suitable land for the construction of the greenhouses for its beneficiaries by spearheading negotiations with landowners and subsequently registering lease agreements at the Ministry of Lands for a period of 61 months.

Construction

Before sending beneficiaries for training, we have made sure that there is enough demand for their labour.

Arc Skills is the lead training partner for construction.

Construction beneficiaries trained at Arc Skills will get construction contracts from agribusiness beneficiaries to construct the greenhouses envisaged under this project.

Manufacturing

 Before our beneficiaries embark on training we have ensured that there is a market for the goods that they will manufacture.

The lead partner in manufacturing, Gearbox is a leading manufacturing incubator that trains Jua-Kali artisans and graduate engineers.

In this programme, beneficiaries trained in manufacturing at Gearbox will receive orders to manufacture various greenhouse parts, such as pipes, troughs, nuts, bolts and other fittings for the agribusiness beneficiaries.

Applications

KCB offers over one million shillings funding for youth in agribusiness. We are now inviting applications for enrolment into the Young Africa Works Programme.
For application form and details on how to apply, please click below:

Recruitment is on a rolling basis and those interested are advised to fill in the respective application forms for courses they are interested in and drop them at the respective institutions listed below.

The contacts are also given in case one needs additional information/clarification:

  • Miramar International College (MIC) in Kikuyu: +254 741 361 749 / +254 705 826 144
  • GearBox at Avon Centre along Enterprise Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi: +254 780 830 483
  • Arc Skills Kenya at Gems Cambridge, Magadi Road: +254 792 543 096 / +254 710 429 601
  • FilamuJuani at Hope Center, Amboseli Road, Lavington, Nairobi: +254 786 946 382

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