I Choose Life-Africa, Kenya is one of the best known NGOs in Kenya because of its contribution towards HIV AIDS prevention and Management. The organization started its operations in 2004. The organization has a wide array of partners who include the National government through the various ministries (Health, Education, Youth Affairs, Vision 2030 etc.), and various learning institutions. ICL has programs in more than 234 learning institutions in Kenya that include primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in Kenya. Its scope of operations spans more than half the counties in Kenya. ICLs approach to tacking community problems focuses on health, education, community empowerment, and governance as some of the primary pillars.
4. Economic Project Transformational Facility, Kenya (www.eptf.org)
The Economic Project Transformational Facility, Kenya (EPTF) is a non-profit microenterprise established by the Navigators Kenya. Its operations started formally in 1991. The mission of the organization is to train entrepreneurs as a means of empowering communities. This goal is achieved through the funding of business ideas, training and mentoring of entrepreneurs to make them more effective in the modern market place. The operations of the organization in Kenya currently are organized under five regions (Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Machakos and Eldoret). The organization has already trained more than 2000 entrepreneurs through various programs and has reached many others through its extension programs.
5. Fonds Pour Les Micro-Projets (FMP), Ivory Coast (https://www.facebook.com/Fonds-Pour-les-Microprojets-1601265836771083/)
Fonds Pour Les Micro-Projets (FMP) is a legally registered non-governmental organization (NGO), embodied in the Navigators ministry of Cote d’Ivoire but with an independent board. It was registered in 2006 with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Government of Cote d’Ivoire. The NGO commenced an entrepreneurship training program in the year 2007, in partnership with NavPartners and the Navigators Africa. Since its inception, FMP has seen over 460 young people trained in enterprise development to date with more than 40% actively engaged in ongoing businesses.
6. Ecole Pour Micro-projets d’Entreprise(EMPE), Burkina Faso
Ecole pour Micro-Projets d’Entreprise (EMPE) was incorporated by the Navigators Burkina Faso in 2009 as the Micro-Enterprise arm of this ministry. It exists to contribute to the fight against poverty by offering to the vulnerable groups the opportunity of self-employment through practical entrepreneurship training and to promote self-employment among youth through the entrepreneurship training.
It does this by providing practical training on micro enterprises creation and management to the student unemployed, to the out of school youth, jobless men and women and also to the workers that would like to create their own enterprises. It as ensures that there is technical support and sectorial mentorship for the trained people to improve their projects and enterprises. The organization also allows the development of a dynamic solidarity network to multiply job creation opportunities.
Since the implementation of these programs in October 2009, 128 persons have been trained. Moreover, 104 other people were able to take part in some seminaries of motivation on entrepreneurship. Among the graduated, at least 40% of them are running businesses.
7. Lokichoggio Emuriakin Development Organization (LEDO), Kenya
The Lokichoggio Emuriakin development Organization (LEDO) exists to see the emergence of transformed communities that are self-reliant, both financially and economically. LEDO has been operating in Emuriakin (which literally means, “forgotten” in Turkana) since 2008. The organization has been supporting the education of the children and youths through the Hannah-Emuriakin ECD and Primary school. In addition, it has been supporting students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions through the Mapendo Student Support Program. Apart from Education, LEDO continues to support various community empowerment initiatives such as the Latrines and Sanitation projects, Nutrition programs, and water access programs.
The organization’s values rest on the biblical injunction to love ones neighbor. It has also adopted the UN charter on Human rights as its operational guide.
8. ANA’s Womens Group, Kenya
IN 2010, a women’s group named ANA was established in Turkana to empower the women to meet their needs. ANA was formed because women and children were facing difficulties associated with increased hostilities between nomadic tribes, sudden changes in weather patterns and poor access to critical services such as healthcare and education. The organization came into being to empower Turkana women to adapt to a less migratory lifestyle that they were being forced to embrace. Some of the practical skills that the women have learnt at ANA’s Women Groups include beadwork and baking. The group also runs a café.
9. Centre for Evangelism (CFE), Uganda
Center for Evangelism (CFE), Uganda started its operations in 1981. It has diverse programs covering spiritual, moral, and intellectual development for its target communities. The organization got involved in development programs based on a desire to see holistic development in various parts of Uganda that went beyond infrastructure and community projects. It was interested in the development of the person as a whole, and not just the community and environment around the person. The organization is currently involved in economic empowerment projects, promotion of sustainable farming, HIV & AIDS prevention, and education.
10. Apostolic Church of Pentecost (A.C.O.P), Zambia
The Apostolic Church of Pentecost (A.C.O.P), Zambia is part of the A.C.O.P. global fraternity of churches. The church has very clear evangelistic intentions and it is because of its missionary activities that it has developed programs to support the poor, vulnerable children, and women. A.C.O.P, Zambia remains one of the influential voices in community development circles in Zambia because of its strong alignment to its mission and the results it has achieved in its operations to date.
11. Centre de Formation à l’Initiative Privée (CFIP), Congo Brazzaville
12. Full Lifeline Enterprise Project (FLEP), Nigeria
13. Convoy Hope, Ethiopia
14. Navigators Micro Enterprise Trust, Malawi
15. Navigators Micro Enterprise Project in Tanzania
16. Missional Enterprise Partnership (MEP), Cameroon
17. Imbaruetin Community Complex School