In partnership with DFID, USAID, and the Embassy of Sweden, the Zimbabwe:Works initiative reached nearly 29,000 youth with entrepreneurship, work readiness, and life skills training. Of that group, 61 percent were women.
In Zimbabwe, young people can't rely solely academic qualifications. Country-wide economic hardships have forced many youth to be innovative and venture into the informal economy, or rely on luck to earn an income. Watch how Nicolai and Rudo used the resources of the Zimbabwe:Works initiative to create success.
Through Zimbabwe:Works, Christine learned critical life skills and practical work training, and had the opportunity to get a loan to expand her business. Watch how this initiative is creating new opportunities for youth in Zimbabwe.
With support from Young Entrepreneurs—an initiative of IYF and The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth—Pratibha, 23, succeeded in reviving her family's struggling business.