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Writing a Funding Proposal in Kenya

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PEPINO MELON (solanum muricatum or “melon pear”) MIRACLE FRUIT IS NOW IN KENYA

PEPINO MELON (solanum muricatum or “melon pear”) MIRACLE FRUIT IS NOW IN KENYA

PEPINO MELON (solanum muricatum or “melon pear”) MIRACLE FRUIT IS NOW IN KENYA. Native to Peru and Chile in South America, it was apparently reported by the Spanish Conquistadors as being cultivated on the coast in the Moche Valley of Peru. It has been cultivated in the warmer parts of the USA for over a century, and more recently it is being cultivated commercially in New Zealand, Chile and now KENYA!


PEPINO MELON (solanum muricatum or “melon pear”) MIRACLE FRUIT IS NOW IN KENYA

PEPINO MELON (solanum muricatum or “melon pear”) MIRACLE FRUIT IS NOW IN KENYA

It is a perennial evergreen shrub growing to a metre outdoors or up to 2 metres in a greenhouse.Growing from seed is surprisingly easy. Treat the seed just as you would with peppers or tomatoes. Sow the seed in pots of free-draining compost, just covering the seed.The seedlings will grow slowly for 2 months, until they are ready to be repotted into their final pots or growbag in a cool or heated greenhouse. The seedlings available in Kenya produces plants with different types of fruit.

Pruning and “pinching out” the growing tips, will be necessary to keep the plants under control in a greenhouse. The main stem will require to be well tied and supported to a cord or cane as the stems are very lax. The growth habit is “indeterminate,” and pinching out any side shoots but leaving any flower buds, as you would do for a tomato plant, would be a good method of pruning and training the plant. Keep trying slightly different systems of pruning where you can pinch out each side shoot, two leaves beyond any fruit buds. Continue reading

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BUSINESS PLAN WRITING SERVICES IN KENYA

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BUSINESS PLAN WRITING IN KENYA

If you are thinking about starting a business in Kenya, then you need a well done business plan regardless of your business nature or size. You probably are wondering what that really means, a business plan is a plan that sets out the future approach and economic growth of a business, in most cases, the plan covers a number of years.  It is the most focal component for a flourishing business.

It is important to understand that to be able to get funds from an investor your business plan should be well written. A point to note is that banks and other financial institutions in Kenya give funds to persons who comply with the specific guidelines. This is to ensure that investing in your business will not be a waste of time and money on their side.

Below is an outline of the eight important steps that need to be taken in order to come up with a winning business plan:


STEPS TO OBSERVE IN BUSINESS PLAN WRITING IN KENYA

  • A EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This is the key segment of a business plan as it is meant to convince the intended investor that your business is worth investing in. The summary is also essential as it communicates to employees on what is expected of them. However, communication does not stop at the employees but it also extends to the probable customers. Continue reading

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To understand Prime Land, Plots Properties Nairobi City lets look at Nairobi. Being Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, (a prime area) is one of the largest cities in Africa and a major financial and political centre for the continent. Nairobi is also popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun”, getting the nickname from the many open green spaces found scattered throughout the metropolitan area. Sitting on the banks of the Nairobi River, almost 6,000 feet above sea level, the city was founded in 1899, originally as a rail depot linking Mombasa to Uganda. During Kenya’s colonial period, Nairobi grew into the capital of British East Africa, and became a centre for many of the colony’s prime industries, including sisal, tea and coffee.

Multinational companies and international organizations, including the United Nations Environment Program, the UN Office, Google, Coca Cola and General Electric have their African headquarters in the city. The Nairobi Stock Exchange is one of largest in Africa, bringing in 10 million trades a day.

All of these contribute to Nairobi’s being a hub for business, culture, international relations and social action. It is also an international media centre for networks such as the BBC, Reuters, the Associated Press, CNN and Agence France-Presse. Nairobi has two major English-language newspapers, the Daily Nation and The Standard, the most widely circulated papers in the East African region.

There is still a British presence in Nairobi’s society and culture. Many of the city’s districts have British-sounding names, such as Parklands and Hurlingham. When Nairobi was under British rule, many immigrants from other British colonies, especially Pakistan and India, settled here. There are also numerous established communities from Sudan, Gujarat and Somalia. Seeing all the temples, mosques and churches in the city is a testament to this great diversity in its population.

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African Centre for Digital Entrepreneurship Nairobi Kenya offers training in Finance & Accounting for Non-Finance Managers, Digital Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing. This is through seminars. The seminar programs will have a range of topics in these areas. Special emphasis to successfully and continually provide start-ups with the necessary means to develop and grow their ideas into thriving businesses.

The long term goal is to invest directly in this ventures and further incubating start-ups. We also provide internship placements with our hosted businesses and thereby contribute to economic development within the continent.

 

How to Start a Business in Kenya Courtesy of African Centre for Digital Entrepreneurship Nairobi Kenya

You must understand the dynamics of business success before you even start looking for capital or resources for your business. Perhaps you are looking for capital of Kshs 1 Million to start a business that pays you Kshs 50k per month (such as buying a car for hire) while a business with a capital of Kshs 25k or less would pay you Kshs 50k per month! Continue reading

Funding Proposal

Tips for Writing a Funding Proposal in Kenya

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FUNDING PROPOSAL

The best advice i can give to you before you even start writing a funding proposal is that don’t start writing a funding proposal before you have done the necessary research, thinking and planning!

 

The funding proposal forms the basis of your relationship with a donor. If the donor can see that it is hastily written, without careful thought and planning, the relationship may be a very short one! Rather give the impression, based on fact, that you are thorough, careful and committed to doing a good job, right from the start.

Why Write the Funding Proposal

Before you begin writing funding proposal, you need to:

  • Be clear about why and for whom you are writing the proposal.
  • Understand the donor for whom you are preparing it (See the sections on Choose the Donor and Know the Donor).
  • Know yourself, which means being clear about your identity, knowing your strengths and weaknesses (look at the section on the SWOT Analysis), and being able to present a credible track record in areas such as financial management, project impact, technical competence and general management ability.
  • Finally, you need to plan the project, which means understanding the context, setting objectives, and designing a process.

Why? For whom are you Writing the Funding Proposal?

The first question you need to ask yourself is: Why are you writing a funding proposal?  The simple answer to this is that you write a funding proposal to persuade someone to give your organization or project money. The chief purpose of a funding proposal is persuasion, NOT description. So, while you will need to describe the proposed project, you need to do so in a way that will convince a donor to give you money.

There are several reasons why you may have decided that the best route to go in raising money for your project is through “selling” it to a donor. These might include:

  • Large sums of money are needed;
  • You have decided that it is important to “diversify” your funding base – to have more than one or a few donors who support your organization;
  • The proposed project fits within a broader framework of regional or national development in which a number of donors are already involved.

Before you go ahead, be sure that requesting funds from a donor is a good route to go for this particular project. Alternatives include:

  • Raising money from the community which will benefit;
  • Using money which the organization has generated itself through investment or earned income.

Who are you writing the Funding Proposal for?

There are two levels at which this question can be answered:

  • “Who” meaning what kind of funding agency do you have in mind?
  • “Who” meaning what sort of person is likely to read it?

Who is likely to read your Funding Proposal?

Usually, there are two kinds of people who could read your funding proposal:

  • The decision-maker who will make the final decision, based on your proposal. Sometimes there may be more than one decision-maker, with someone at a project officer level making the initial decision to support the proposal and someone at a more senior level, or a committee, making the final decision.
  • A technical expert who will assess the technical competence of the proposal and write a report to the decision-maker(s) but not make the decision.

This should tell you that your funding proposal must be:

  • Persuasive; and
  • Technically detailed and correct.

In the section dealing with The Proposal, we suggest that, in order to keep the body of the proposal a reasonable length, you include the technical detail as one of the appendices.

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