“It is said that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; but if you teach a man to fish, he will feed himself for a lifetime. My goal is to give you a fishing rod and teach you how to fish so you can put food on your table.”

Jonathan Jackson, Founder and Chair

Building Businesses in Community Groups

At Jonathan Jackson Foundation, we work in Nairobi’s informal communities to transform the lives of youth particularly those not in employment, education or training (NEET), with the sole purpose to build their businesses in order to create income-generating opportunities to change their lives and enable them put food on the table.

Since 2019


Communities Reached


Youths Engaged


Jobs Created

“I am incredibly happy that I was empowered to make a living through JJF’s work in my community.”

Patricia Wanjiru,
Micro-business owner of Raha Dairies and member of Vision Makers Youth Group Kayole

“I am grateful to JJF for equipping me with [barbering] skills. As a youth in the informal settlement area, I would not have been able to afford the fees charged by training centres. I was jobless but now I can open a small barber shop and earn an income.”

Evans Odembo,
Member of Congo Youth Group

“Since joining the Nairobi City Stars team, I can now sustain myself financially;  I can pay for my needs, support my mother and brother, and educate my child. It is an amazing feeling and I thank you.”

Charles Otieno,
Midfielder in the Nairobi City Stars football club

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