Our Vision is to see people in all nations empowered to create a bright future through their own strength and abilities.
Our Mission is to run a low-cost, accessible Kick-Start investment program for individuals in or at risk of severe financial need. We identify entrepreneurs and provide them with the funding, training, and support necessary to start their own business. Once the business is ready to repay the Kick-Start funding, the money will be re-invested in another local entrepreneur of the new business owner's choosing. This creates an ongoing cycle of investment in the local community.
Back home in my safe little European bubble, I'm still recovering from the trip, all the work I did there and, sadly, the side effects of my malaria tablets!
It's been three years since we began our work in Uganda. And I can see that, along with other local initiatives in the fields of health care, family planning, hygiene, housing and so on, that Bluseeds, in enabling individuals to start a business in their own community, adds an important additional element in the development of sustainable communities. Read on and reflect - and look forward - with me.