The Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund

The Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund (KKCF) is IFC’s first refugee and host community focused program in sub-Saharan Africa. It enables private investment with the goal of unlocking the economic potential of refugees and their hosts in the Kakuma Kalobeyei refugee-hosting area in Kenya’s Turkana County. KKCF is a program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), implemented with the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), Turkana County Government, and UNHCR.


Our Objectives

The Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund aims to enable better economic integration and
self-reliance of displaced populations and their host community.

The initiative’s overarching objectives are to: 


Attract new private businesses and social enterprises to the Kakuma-Kalobeyei area.


Provide opportunities to scale-up the operations of private companies and social enterprises already present in the area.


Develop and grow refugee and host community-owned businesses and create opportunities for women and youth.


Reduce the time and cost of obtaining specific business permits, licenses, and registrations in Turkana West by streamlining procedures.