Our History & Mission
Kyusa, established in 2014 by Dr. Noeline Kirabo, Ph.D, is a training and consultancy organization dedicated to the development of young entrepreneurs. Driven by her transformative experience during an eight-month visit to India in 2013, where she engaged in a social entrepreneurship course and introspective soul-searching, Dr. Kirabo developed a profound passion for empowering marginalized youth and facilitating their entrepreneurial journeys. The initial pilot program orchestrated by Kyusa not only positively impacted the lives of numerous young individuals but also transformed Dr. Kirabo’s own trajectory. Since then, Kyusa has continuously expanded its reach and effectuated constructive changes in the entrepreneurial landscape.
Over time, Kyusa’s mission has evolved to encompass the utilization of its robust and proven curriculum and consultancy expertise in the establishment of an incubation program. This program primarily aims to assist startups and growing businesses in overcoming the numerous obstacles that frequently impede their success, particularly for young entrepreneurs lacking extensive networks or experience to navigate significant challenges autonomously. Entrepreneurs seeking Kyusa’s assistance benefit from the team’s guidance throughout the process of envisioning, structuring, and strategizing their future endeavors.
With its headquarters situated in Kampala, Kyusa has established a prominent presence across thirteen major districts in Uganda. These districts include Wakiso, Masaka, Jinja, Busia, Kabale, Kisoro, Isingiro, Mbale, Kalangala, Soroti, Tororo, Kalisizo, and Kampala, thus ensuring widespread accessibility to Kyusa’s services and expertise.
Kyusa’s impact has been far-reaching and transformative for the youth and women-led businesses we serve. Over the years, we have provided crucial capacity-building support to over 5,000 young entrepreneurs, who now run a collective 1,800 micro and small enterprises (MSEs), providing vital livelihoods for 3,600 individuals.
Our efforts to foster social entrepreneurship have also yielded remarkable results, with 95 social enterprises established to tackle pressing challenges and serving over 2,500 secondary beneficiaries.
Kyusa’s innovative programs and initiatives have created opportunities for growth and expansion. Our business study trips, for instance, have provided exposure and networks that have enabled alumni to engage in cross-border trading, while our micro-grant program has supported 125 vendor businesses to recover from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We remain steadfast in our mission to ignite entrepreneurship, drive job creation, and unlock the full potential of youth and women at the margins of society.
Kyusa graduates have started and are growing hundreds of businesses across different sectors. These include catering businesses, events management companies, social enterprises, a football academy, poultry farms, commercial farms, beauty shops, hair dressing businesses, fashion & design boutiques, carpentry workshops, shoe making, craft making, crocheting businesses, makeup services, jewelry brands, soap making, skills training services and electronic repair shops among other ventures.
“Kyusa has an incredible gift of making the complex appear simple, without being simplistic. They consult impeccably to understand organizational needs and then bring innovative business relevant ideas and solutions to the table.”Wilber Nuwamanya
Managing Director, Flip Consultants