Small Enterprise Development
Undertook the Evaluation of Income Generating Projects assisted by Help Age Kenya (Help Age Kenya).
Carried out a study of income generating activities in Barkowino and Got Abiero sub-locations, and design of a credit delivery process for the rural poor (Meals for Millions).
Provided comprehensive business development support to create and help to implement Promotion of Rural Initiatives and Development Enterprises Programme (PRIDE). This involved assisting the Council for International Development to design a high volume and cost effective credit model for rural enterprise development initiatives in Kenya. The Model has since been promoted as a company limited by guarantee-Promotion of Rural Initiatives and Development Enterprises Limited (PRIDE), and widely applied by other agencies in micro enterprise development. (Client Council for International Development.
Completed design and installation of a Micro-Enterprise Credit Delivery process for Plan International Foster Parents Embu through the year 1996 to address 2000 clients with 4800 loans of between Ksh.5, 000/= and Ksh.60, 000/=. After a year we evaluated the programme and re-designed, reconstituted and facilitated its incorporation and operationalization as a company limited by guarantee: - Business Initiatives and Management Assistance Service (BIMAS).
Carried out an evaluation of the UNHCR Refugee Entrepreneurs Special Programme (RESP) to determine the impact of the programme on refugee enterprises, integration concept, refuge rehabilitation, their resettlement and integration in Kenya (UNHCR).
PPI also immensely contributed to the formulation and implementation of “The Strategy for Small Enterprise Development in Kenya towards the Year 2000”. (ILO/UNDP/GOK) and the Session Paper No. 2 of 1992 on Small Enterprise and Jua kali Development in Kenya.
PPI has incorporated the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), a not-for-profit organisation to offer a mix of services to ensure success for the informal and small enterprise sectors.
Assisted the Council for International Development to formulate a detailed institutional building plan to support the rehabilitation of the Kenyan Women Finance Trust, a finance agency for women entrepreneurs. PPI’s responsibilities were to carry out a staff performance appraisal, review the organizational policy, management and strategy position with a view to recommending suitable arrangements to strengthen the Trust’s performance and institutional capacity.
Designed and propagated an “Extension Banking Model” which has been tested by PRIDE, PLAN International and CPK-Eldoret. The process involved review of existing traditional and modern credit systems in Kenya, the banking network, and training of staff and design of operational manuals to guide the staff in implementation. The model depicts the bank of tomorrow for the rural, informal, small scale and the poor entrepreneurs. The model links the poor into the modern banking sector using traditional networks, beliefs and practices as guarantee for success in investment.
Evaluation of the EC Somalia Micro-finance Development Program implemented by K-REP since 1997. The program was designed to promote institution strengthening and capacity building for microfinance development initiatives.
Training & Human Resource Development
Designed and implemented short term training for Church Leaders and Managers in Human Resource Development Planning (HRDP) Skills. Major outcome of the training exercise was initiation of a process to institutionalize management education in Theology Training (Lutheran World Federation, Geneva).
Designed and implemented a strategic planning and management workshop for CPK and CITC Senior Management Staff in Kenya.
Stocktaking assignment of small business training programmes in Kenya and formulation of a strategy to be promoted by the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) towards the year 2000 in light of the Kenya Government Strategy for Small Enterprise Development towards the Year 2000.
Developed and executed a very successful comprehensive training programme for Kenya Cooperative Creameries’ factory, deport and workshop managers, field officers and head office administrative staff in a series of courses spread over the period of March 1993 to December 1994.
Designed and executed a management development training programme for senior managerial staff of Mumias Sugar Company in Western Kenya.
Strategic Development Planning
Our staff have also facilitated the formulation of strategic development plans and agenda for: