About this project
Spice Without Borders supports individuals from the margins of society in Kenya who have overcome adversity, are passionate about certain causes and have transformative ideas. They see a problem in their backyard but do NOT take action because they are disadvantaged and have inadequate knowledge of techniques that help create change. Through the Spice Accelerator, a 6-month program designed to accelerate idea and early-stage entrepreneurs from the margins, we select a maximum of 30 participants per academic year through a vigorous selection process. This is in our commitment to equip a new generation of sustainable business and change leaders through mentorship, training and networking.
This is a generation of diverse leaders that are socially responsible and committed to supporting the local economy through their authentic ideas. They could be; entrepreneurs, creatives, activists, initiators and innovators who aspire to be change catalysts and accelerators in their community. The Spice Accelerator provides these leaders access to top mentors and advisors, key local and national resources. We emphasize peer-based collaboration, individual sessions with mentors, and hands-on learning. The core concept of our accelerator is the establishment of an intense relationship between an experienced mentor and a mentee.
Our participants are exposed to methods, techniques and theories that are relevant to their personal ideas to help them start and sustain businesses/ projects that make impactful change happen in the community. Our emphasis is personal development, project planning, management, public speaking, finance, fundraising, communication and mentorship.
Our Community Change Leader; should be at least 18 years or older with basic knowledge in English (reading, writing and speaking). Should have basic knowledge in using a computer and willingness to learn and share their skills with peers and mentors. They should be part of the social community you seek to transform.
For us to give hope to those with transformational ideas and at the margins, we have established a kitty dubbed SPICE-30. We are targeting people with a big heart to donate from as little as KES. 1,000/- (US$ 10) a month to this kitty. You can pay this monthly or annually-KES 12,000/- (US$ 120) annually. This will support Spice Without Borders work and assist MORE Community Change Leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit and who are financially disadvantaged. And yes! By keeping aside only KES 35/- a day you can be part of our big success stories of young people who are impacting their communities.
For more information, you can visit our website www.spicewithoutborders.org or email at email@example.com
Use of Proceeds
This will support Spice Without Borders work and assist MORE Community Change Leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit and who are financially disadvantaged.
We will identify at least 30 post COVID-19 entrepreneurs from disadvantageous backgrounds so that we can incubate their ideas and give them a renewed hope