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Judy Bahati with members of the Destined For Greatness Youth Group in Kayole, February 2024.
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JENGA BIZNA MTAANI PROGRAM – Empowering Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya: Judy’s Journey

Jenga Bizna Mtaani Program by Jonathan Jackson Foundation JJF is designed to foster the growth and development of Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya. This program provides an integrated business environment, enabling young entrepreneurs to make significant socio-economic contributions through job creation and income improvement. In 2023, JJF supported the Destined for Greatness youth group (D4G) from Humama, Komarock, in

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Jonathan Jackson Foundation Applauds The Successful Ghetto Marathon 2023 In Combating Crime, Drug Abuse, And Climate Change

Jonathan Jackson Foundation (JJF) extends its heartfelt congratulations to the Community Relations Foundation, Kenya Police Service, Athletics Kenya Dagoretti, and all participants for the resounding success of the Ghetto Marathon 2023, held on November 26th, 2023. The marathon, conducted under the theme “Run to combat crime, Drug Abuse & Climate change,” made significant strides in addressing crucial societal issues. “The

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Jenga Bizna Mtaani program elevating talent in Mathare North: Francis Okinda’s Inspiring Journey

The Jenga Bizna Mtaani program is a transformative initiative that is helping to empower vulnerable youth in Nairobi’s informal settlements. One remarkable story from the program is that of Francis Okinda, a member of the Kuza Africa Sanaa youth group from Mathare North. Francis is a multi-talented artist who refuses to be confined to a single box. He’s a drummer,

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Building Basketball Courts To Unlock Talent In Nairobi’s Informal Communities

Nairobi’s informal settlements are home to countless talented young  individuals, waiting for an opportunity to showcase their abilities and pursue their dreams. In these marginalized areas, where resources are scarce and opportunities limited, the construction of basketball courts has proven to be a powerful catalyst for talent development and community transformation. Jonathan Jackson Foundation (JJF), through its “Bakee Mtaani” program,

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Empowering Youth Entrepreneurs :  The jenga Bizna Mtaani program

Introduction:  Youth unemployment is a pressing issue in Kenya, with a significant number of young individuals struggling to find sustainable livelihoods. The Jonathan Jackson Foundation (JJF) is taking a proactive approach to address this challenge through JJF’s “Jenga Bizna Mtaani” program. By supporting youth groups in building businesses within Nairobi’s informal communities, JJF aims to create opportunities, promote economic independence

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Jonathan Jackson Foundation Impact Investing In Kayole’s Informal Youth Businesses While Celebrating World Environmental Day 2023

Jonathan Jackson Foundation (JJF) joined the global community in commemorating this year’s World Environmental Day, themed “Beat Plastic Pollution.” JJF collaborated with community partners – Kayole Mtaa Safi, Bidii Youth Group, Street Smart Youth Group, and Destined for Greatness, along with other esteemed stakeholders – thus took part in a highly successful clean-up in the Kayole area. Nairobi City Stars

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Table Banking: Revolutionizing Access to Capital in Informal Communities

Small businesses and individuals in informal communities face significant challenges in accessing capital within the world of finance. However, the game is changing thanks to table banking, a micro-financing model based on group savings and lending with agreed-upon interest rates. This model is simple, flexible, and accessible, making it a popular choice for informal sector workers in Kenya who heavily

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JJF Donates Business Capital Goods In Kayole

The Jonathan Jackson Foundation (JJF) is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to help youth groups build businesses in Nairobi’s informal communities. Jenga Bizna Mtaani  program (Building Businesses in Communities) is an initiative aimed at supporting youth and women entrepreneurs in informal communities in Nairobi. The program provides a nurturing business environment, offering seed funding, business skills training, mentorship, and

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KFC & JJF Deliver Fiba Standard Bball Court

KFC Kuku Foods in partnership with Jonathan Jackson Foundation (JJF) have, under the Bakee Mtaani initiative, unveiled and handed over a full-size FIBA standard basketball court at Humama public grounds in Kayole. The launch and handover to Divine World Parish (DIWOPA) who provided the land, for onward availability to the community, comes exactly two months after KFC Kuku Foods who

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