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Entrepreneurship training transformed my life: I started three businesses

Indeed, entrepreneurship has the potential to reduce unemployment among the youth and improve community development in Africa.


By Mercyline Jerusa

Jerusa Mercyline Jerusa

My name is Mercyline Jerusa and I come from Kakamega County in western Kenya. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-enterprise Development at Egerton University with funding from RUFORUM under theTAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) programmefunded by the Mastercard Foundation. 

My entrepreneurial journey started during the orientation training organized for the new TAGDev scholars last year. The sessions were a real eye opener for me, especially those on entrepreneurship, talent discovery and transformational leadership. During that time, a big fire was ignited in my heart and I desired to implement what I had learned. I have since been able to start three small-scale businesses: for my mother, my husband and myself.  

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