Empowering

Who We Are

Somo, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supports sustainable growth and job creation for micro and small businesses in marginalized communities in East Africa. Named after the Swahili word for "lesson", Somo supports diverse entrepreneurs in urban and rural areas. We ensure each donation directly fosters growth, sustainability, innovation, and job creation. Somo envisions a world where local entrepreneurs are provided the resources, knowledge, financing, and markets — needed to create real change.

  • Businesses Financed
  • Graduates from Somo Academy
  • Business Owners supported with Digital Business Skills
  • Jobs Created

Somo Entrepreneurs

Somo supports diverse entrepreneurs in marginalized communities, offering essential resources, knowledge, funding, and market access. We ensure each donation directly fosters growth, sustainability, innovation, and job creation.

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Hear from our Entrepreneurs

Somo Africa has played a role in both developing my business skills and exposure. I have found my purpose in social entrepreneurship by not only selling products but also making a difference in other people's lives

Apetsi, Kwa Mushroom (Kakamega)

Agriculture

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Hear from our Entrepreneurs

Somo Africa has been the catalyst for our journey, guiding us from the innovative recycling of tires to the establishment of our own factory. Their unwavering support, from entrepreneurial training to funding and one-on-one coaching, has not only allowed us to turn tires into genuine leather sandals but also dreams into reality. Together, we're crafting a future where discarded tires mean new beginnings, where unemployment is replaced with empowerment, and where sustainability meets style. Our journey, fueled by Somo Africa's belief in our vision, is a testament to the profound change that can happen when mentorship meets innovation and factory doors swing open to boundless opportunities.

Rosaly, Roak Wear (Mombasa)

Textile

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Hear from our Entrepreneurs

Somo Africa has empowered me with knowledge, skills, network and confidence. Since I joined Somo Africa my sales have increased to 98% , through Somo have been able to train more youth how to cut blocks that has lead to employment

Queen, Njoki Builders (Mombasa)

Construction

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Contribute as a volunteer, donate, or apply for entrepreneurial training and advisory programs to empower change. A heartfelt thank you to our entrepreneurs, team, and partners who make this possible.

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