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About the Kadiwaku Family Foundation





The Challenge









The Approach

Established in 2016, The Kadiwaku Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities, encouraging alliance-building between DPOs, NGOs, and government agencies in order to include PwD in decision-making and to ensuring inclusion of disability perspective in the national governmental implementation of CRPD.



According to the World Health Organization, fifteen percent of the world’s population are estimated to live with a disability. Both in developed and developing countries, available data indicate that persons with disabilities are at higher risk of poverty than their counterparts without disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) requires that State parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others, including their right to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labor market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible. Unfortunately, in many developing countries, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia, where over 15 percent of the population are estimated to live with a disability, no such measures have been taken to help them maintain a sustainable level of income and achieve economic self-sufficiency.




Kadiwaku Family Foundation is committed to enabling young people with disabilities to participate in the market either as an employee or an entrepreneur by providing them with information, tools, training, business support, alongside the financial award.

RECENT WORK

BBR's Workshop in Kigali, Rwanda

Kadiwaku Family Foundation staff attended a 1-day workshop that was proposed for NGO staff working in Africa's Great Lakes Region by Building a Better Response (BBR) project in Kigali, Rwanda on June 05, 2018. The purpose of this workshop was to help participants understand the international coordination system for large-scale emergencies and to identify where they can intervene and participate directly in the system.
Funded by the US Agency for International Development Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, the project is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of humanitarian actors to engage with international humanitarian coordination systems in order to improve the overall response to the needs of affected populations. For more information on the BBR project, please visit: www.BuildingABetterResponse.org

Echoing Green Award

Kadiwaku Family Foundation receives Award from Echoing Green to help people with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency by providing them with entrepreneurship skills and tools they need to run and manage their income-generating activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Echoing Green is a global organization that identifies social entrepreneurs with the greatest potential to make lasting change and invests deeply in their success. The organization provides seed funding and leadership support for two years to accelerate the growth of high-potential leaders and their organizations.

 


First KFF Conference

The Kadiwaku Family Foundation’s First Conference for Disabled Entrepreneurs was held at Carter Center in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo during 3-4 December 2018. As part of the Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program, the conference provided the opportunity to network, to connect and empowered disabled entrepreneurs to run their business in a professional way.

The conference brought together over 150 participants (disabled entrepreneurs) from 12 cities of Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 100 people followed the event through social media. The disabled entrepreneurs who attended these two days skill-building conference have received first-hand business empowerment information and support from business experts and other entrepreneurs to help them run and grow their business professionally and make a profit.

Meet the Team

Nadege K. Bolingo

Co-Founder & Executive Director 



John K. Ntonta

Co-Founder & Development Officer


Leonard Mayula

Chief Financial Officer.

Gaelle Obadia

Director, Fundraising and Donor Relation Management

Didier Ntimansiemi

Director, M & E and Stakeholder Engagement


Emmy Menayame

Country Director, Zambia.

Bob Nsumbu

Country Director, Angola

Shaggy Mbonzi

Country Director, South Africa

Julia Ilunga

Country Director, Rwanda

Fabrice Ngola

Director, Digital Communication

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Inclusive entrepreneurship in DR Congo

In the light of the relevant economic, social and environmental factors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kadiwaku Family Foundation works towards empowering persons with…

KFF Entrpreneur Challenge

The challenge supports (1) individuals with disabilities who face a range of barriers (such as the presence of stairs and absence of a ramp/elevator, communication barriers,…

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KFF Conference in Kinshasa, DRC

The Disabled-entrepreneurs have had the opportunity to receive business advice and tools from Mr. Eugene Kandolo, the Founder and CEO of KPossible during the first-ever conference of disabled-entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Entrepreneurship workshop

The social entrepreneurship workshop to equip young people with disabilities with tools and information they need to launch or expand their income-generating activities in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

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