United Social Ventures

Championing Young Ugandan Social Entrepreneurs

Making quality advisory services accessible to young Ugandan changmakers to enable them to lead impactful, financially sustainable, and scalable start-ups.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158935)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,500

Amount raised

£6,775

Donations

33

    Categories

  • 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)
  • OtherOther

Location

Uganda

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.