A journey to Self-employment for a Young Graduate

Today, Kenya’s youth unemployment rate stands at 65 percent, among the highest in the world. Three in five unemployed Kenyans are 15 – 35 years old. The situation is exacerbated by a shrinking economy, political instability, and pervasive income inequality. 

Fortunately, FIPS-Africa in collaboration with Mission Grow Project is helping bridge this gap by working with 25,744 youths and 99 youth groups in western, eastern and coast regions of Kenya, supporting them in agricultural enterprises mainly fodder, vegetables and poultry. 

Meet Melque Ligulu, a youth engaging in fodder business. He’s from Kakamega County in western Kenya. Melque started growing fodder in 2018 when he was still in college.  Read more