Introducing the Old Uganda Road Youth Group – A grassroot social enterprise in Eldoret, Kenya

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Over a period of 6 weeks, and together with another Social Enterprise Consultant¹, I supported the Old Uganda Road Youth Group in Eldoret, Kenya. The Old Uganda Road Youth Group is a registered Self-help group that started in 2005 with the aim of pulling resources together in order to realise development for its members. Since then, they developed and became private garbage collectors with the purpose to keep the environment clean and to fight youth idleness and youth unemployment.


What I didn’t really expect when I first met with the Old Uganda Road Youth Group was, that they were aware of the term ‘Social Enterprise’. Moreover, they clearly identify themselves as such. As of today, the group counts 35 members – about half of them are active members. The group meets once a week to discuss developments, challenges and future plans. Whoever wants to become a member has to pay…

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