Grumeti Fund has partnered with Raizcorp (a South African-based organization that specializes in business development) to work with local entrepreneurs to grow successful businesses.
Frank Damson is our dedicated Rural Enterprise Development Officer. He has undergone intensive training with Raizcorp and is now responsible for sharing his knowledge through entrepreneurial Guiding and Village Learning.
Guiding is a high-touch entrepreneurial development approach providing intensive one-on-one business support to help entrepreneurs enhance their business skills. Since the project's inception, 67% of entrepreneurs in this program have increased their net profit.
Village Learning consists of weekly sessions for budding entrepreneurs on business skills and personal development. The Village program has reached 164 participants, 58% of whom are women.