Have you got 2 minutes to meet Eric?
He is an inspiring 27-year old entrepreneur who set up the first and only solar-powered barbers shop in his whole sub-county in Northern Uganda.
BACKGROUND: The Forward Foundation provided a grant to support the pilot of KATI. We were excited to test a different way to help young people to secure a livelihood in a harsh environment. The programme provides the young business owners with a combination of skills, inspiration and funding to set up a business that will enable them to successfully support themselves and their family. Though fighting has ended in the region, the Lord’s Resistance Army have left, but the legacy of the war remains, with very high levels of youth unemployment, young people’s prospects are bleak.