The KKCF Competitive Business Challenge is no longer taking new applications. Please find our list of winners here
KKCF’s Competitive Business Challenge offers incentives to small and medium-sized businesses looking to enter Kakuma. The component, which is being implemented in partnership with the AECF offers three windows of competitive funding opportunities:
- The Private Sector Window (PSW) targets private sector companies seeking to set up or expand operations in the Kakuma and Kalobeyei areas. Companies compete for performance-based grants of $100,000 to $750,000 , which require them to contribute funding. Technical assistance is also provided.
- The Social Enterprise Window (SEW) targets social enterprises seeking to set up or expand operations in the Kakuma and Kalobeyei areas. Companies compete for performance-based grants of $100,000 to $750,000 ,, which require them to contribute funding. Technical assistance is also provided.
- The Local Enterprise Development (LED) Window provides finance and technical assistance to local (refugee and Turkana-owned) enterprises already present in the Kakuma and Kalobeyei areas.
Two rounds of the competition have been initiated since its launch. The first competition was launched in November 2020 for all windows. The first round of winners were announced in May 2022.
So far, 40 winning companies have been selected, creating hundreds of jobs and providing thousands of services to refugees and the host community. You can read more about the KKCF portfolio here https://kkcfke.org/portfolio-snapshot/
More winners will be announced in late 2023