HerVenture in Kenya
Our free business skills app HerVenture has supported over 11,400 women entrepreneurs in Kenya to grow their businesses.
With support from our funding partners DHL Express and in-country delivery partners Sinapis, HerVenture has been available in Kenya since mid-2020
HerVenture is one of the Foundation’s five flagship programmes. The business skills mobile learning app provides women entrepreneurs of micro and small enterprises with the knowledge and skills to successfully grow their businesses. It has reached more than 80,000 women to date, supporting over 11,400 women in Kenya alone.
The app offers essential business training and support on the go. It features a range of learning tracks on topics including launching a business, accessing finance, expanding market access and e-commerce.
In 2022, HerVenture’s impact in Kenya was recognised at Kenya’s Mobile App Summit and Awards, winning the award for Best Use of Mobile For Social and Economic Development in the Social Impact category.
For more information about the history of the the app, please take a look at our HerVenture programme page.
HerVenture's impact in Kenya
94% of users reported changes in their business knowledge after using HerVenture.
Before I knew about the app, business was slow, but I have been able to sell more by learning how to manage my business. Asilia, HerVenture user in Kenya
94% of users reported that they have implemented improved business practices after using the app.
HerVenture: a business skills learning app
HerVenture is one of the Foundation's five flagship programmes, which also include Road to Growth, Road to Leadership, Road to Finance, and the Mentoring Women in Business programme. It provides women entrepreneurs of micro and small enterprises with the knowledge and skills to successfully grow their businesses. It has reached more than 80,000 women to date.
Read stories from HerVenture users in Kenya...
In 2020, as the global pandemic hit, we brought our flagship business skills training app HerVenture to women entrepreneurs in Kenya, thanks to support from our partner DHL Express. Wangari is one of the 1,100 Kenyan women who took the opportunity to make use of the app and strengthen her business against COVID-19’s impacts.
Juliet runs a vegetable stall in Nairobi. Our HerVenture mobile learning app supported her to develop her business skills, overcome the pandemic's challenges and start on the pathway to growth!
Asilia used our HerVenture app in Kenya in 2020.