Winning teams receive cash grants to help grow their businesses, hire staff, and/or purchase raw materials and equipment.
Support & Community
Winners receive ongoing support to help them overcome the challenges of growing a business.
How It Works
Teams are paired with an expert mentor who helps them refine their business plan and set the stage for their next phase of growth.
The Give Work Challenge is a business plan competition for low-income entrepreneurs in Kenya & Uganda.
We run several editions throughout the year.
1st Edition for existing businesses looking to grow.
2nd Edition for brand new businesses either in stealth or ideation phase(s).
The Growth Fund, which launched in 2022, as an avenue for additional business funding for past GWC winners whose businesses demonstrate phenomenal growth and still possess the potential for expansion.
Winners & Runners Up
Addresses food shortages caused by flooding by employing youth in large-scale poultry farming.
Afro Chic Enviro
Collection and processing of waste materials to create new products i.e night light bulb holders, vases, mason jar, ornaments, etc.
Promotes African culture through art & craft making. African wears, jewelry, bags, mats etc. From Uganda.
Our work is made possible by our generous donors and individual supporters.
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About the Give Work Challenge
The Give Work Challenge supports new and early stage businesses in East Africa through funding, mentorship, and community support.
Our impact since 2018:
The Woman Founder Award
This program provides resources and support for women entrepreneurs in the Lake region of Kenya, including access to educational materials, mentorship opportunities, and financial support.