KKCF is proud to introduce you to the 40 winners of the Competitive Business Challenge, a competition created to support development and job creation through private sector investment in Kenya’s Kakuma-Kalobeyei refugee-hosting area.
Each company selected will receive grants and technical support to expand into the area, unlocking the economic potential of the host and refugee communities. They will create hundreds of jobs—many for women and young people—and to invest more than $2 million of their own capital to establish and expand their operations in Turkana County.
The 40 companies represent a diversity in business types and size. They cover sectors including, health, energy, agribusiness, financial services, education, media, construction, light manufacturing, tailoring, and more. Of these businesses, some are owned by women, others by refugees, and the host community.
The winners fall under three funding windows of the competition targeted at private sector companies (PSW), social enterprise companies (SEW), and Turkana County-based local enterprises (LED).