User Experience Map pg 1
Age: 20 years
Other Skills: Entrepreneurship skills
User Experience Map pg 2
Faiza receives a flyer from a neighbor on entrepreneurship from LWF. Faiza then checks the notice board for more information.
User Experience Map pg 3
Faiza attending a session on entrepreneurship skills. Faiza then goes home at the end of the meeting.
User Experience Map pg 4 Faiza then receives a loan from the LWF-livelihood program.
User Experience Map pg 5. Faiza opens up a small business in the market.
This idea was generated during a HCD workshop with refugees and organization leaders held in March in Kakuma refugee camp by our Community Champions: Daniel Christian, Fartun Abass, Vestine Umubyeyi and Hassan Bashir. Faiza is typical of many refugee women who could be entrepreneurs given the proper training.
The idea is to work with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to build out a curriculum of entrepreneurship targeted specifically at women who are homemakers. Through the curriculum they will learn the skills they need to start their own small business. Once having completed the program they will be eligible for microloans from LWFs livelihood program, which they can use to get their business off the ground. Faiza will then be able to have her own small business which will be added revenue for herself and her family.
Women like Faiza who live in Kakuma, Kenya and who are homemakers with no access to outside streams of revenue would benefit.
To test in one month you could:
1) Find women who have already received entrepreneurial training and hadn't started businesses.
2) Offer them microloans.
3) See how many took up the microloans and started a business.
This way you could test whether access to finance was the barrier to business creation or if it was something else.
We will be taking the feedback shared here back to the community that originally conceived the idea and then refining it, so your comments are much appreciated in helping us develop the idea!
SKILL SHARE (optional)
Since we would be executing this in Kakuma we would want to work with UNHCR and LWF.
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I work with OpenIDEO and have been working with the Community Champions who live in Kakuma to help them develop their ideas.
IS THIS AN IDEA THAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO TAKE FORWARD?
This idea is meant to inspire - I hope someone else takes it on.