Our name, the imperative “Innovation” in Kiswahili.
The starting of Bunifu was inspired by calls of many young people becoming more passionate and more committed to changing their own communities with great ideas and startups asking for continuous guidance, mentorship and other kind of supports from Daniel on how to launch and develop their social ventures.
Bunifu was born to backing young leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa with innovative local solutions to local problems.
Bunifu founder Daniel Muhwezi while in high school he co-founded CIYOTA a community based organizations that has continued to transform lives of thousands of refugees in Uganda through providing access to quality education, transformative leadership and social entrepreneurship. After over a decade with working experience of bring young people together in a refugee camp to create solutions to their own local problems, building a great social impact organization from scratch with only community members support.
With a first hand experience, Daniel believes in the power of young people when it comes to driving change in their communities applying the local solutions to their local problems.
What We Do
Bunifu tackles the youth unemployment by unlocking the potential of youth in Africa with skills, mentorship, capital access, networks and linkages to create jobs, and drive social economic development in their communities.
In all that we do, we are people of our word, with the courage to do what is right.
Respect for all stakeholders, partnership, with shared responsibilities we are grateful for opportunities and are mindful of our limitations.
Focus to address the root cause by challenging the status quo and commitment to hunt for new ideas.
For livelihood-challenged communities, we empathize with and care for those around us.
Pursuit of excellence with high standards and courage to realize success
Bunifu Strategic Plan at a Glance
- Relevant practical skills for job creation and profession development:
Bunifu will empower young people with hands-on skills in leadership, social entrepreneurship, agribusiness, programing and vocation for job creation; and soft skills, hard skills, technical skills and English language skills for job readiness.
- Affordable capital:
Bunifu will enable young people to have access to low cost capital and reduced interest rate microloans with favorable payment terms.
- Modern incubation services:
Bunifu will support young entrepreneurs with access to space, coaching, mentorship, consultation and ICT services so that they can overcome the initial hurdles in establishing enterprises.
- Advancing formal education:
Bunifu will provide career guidance, life skills and mentorship for young people to excel academically. Bunifu with also offer training in college admission tests and guidance in scholarships application process.
- Institutional strengthening:
Bunifu is committed to have improved and efficient operational policy, procedures, and management systems. This will ensure effective and efficient delivery of its services through harmonized structures and streamlined management practices.