Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation program

About the program

The Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support project in Tanzania has demonstrated significant impact in supporting young entrepreneurs through the provision of essential business development services and capital. The program's primary goal is to equip entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed for sustainable business operations while enhancing compliance with regulatory requirements. The comprehensive impact includes a substantial improvement in business compliance, with 96% of businesses being registered after the Business Foundation Accelerator (BFA) Programme. Entrepreneurs also reported enhanced business and technical skills, marked by positive shifts in financial management and marketing strategies. Internal business operations improved, as evidenced by 89% of entrepreneurs noting advancements in financial management through the use of Smart Mauzo software. The initiative facilitated improved capital readiness, with 58.4% of businesses receiving capital for machinery, equipment, and working capital, contributing to substantial growth and societal impact. The program's success is further highlighted by the increased availability of life-improving products and services, a 30% monthly revenue growth, and notable job creation, showcasing the transformative impact on both individual businesses and the broader community.

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