United Social Ventures

United Social Ventures in 2021

Join us in supporting young Ugandan changemakers at the very start of their journeys.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158935)

Campaign target

£1,000

Amount raised

£1,000

Time left

280 days

Donations

1

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Uganda

  • Personally, this program has been a game-changer for me

    — Build & Grow Participant

Situation

Uganda is consistently rated as one of the youngest and most entrepreneurial countries in the world. Almost 30% of adults are engaged in the early stages of setting up and running an enterprise (GEM, 2015). And, half of all Ugandan adults are under 30 (UBOS, 2019). But this entrepreneurship is enforced, unsupported, and consequently rarely creates systemic change. 21% of these go out of business every year, 89% have never accessed entrepreneurship promotion and support programs (GEM, 2013).

Solution

USV trains and coaches young Ugandan social entrepreneurs at the very start of their journeys to design and implement innovative and impactful social ventures. Our high-quality, cost-effective workforce of coaches equipped with a tailored experiential learning curriculum - based upon global best-practice methodologies such as human centered design and lean start-up. Our ongoing support also gives entrepreneurs the emotional validation to persist through, and learn from, challenges.