Tag Archive: Entrepreneurship

Two weeks in Nakuru: What have we learnt so far?

Two weeks in Nakuru: What have we learnt so far? During training, we were told time and time again that our volunteering placement would fly by. But how quickly can three months spent… Continue reading

What makes Balloon Unique to our Beneficiaries?

Why do our entrepreneurs choose to work with us over other microfinance institutions or entrepreneurship organizations? This question of ‘why do people choose us?’ is one which most organizations deal with throughout their… Continue reading

A Day Spent Tea Picking

Kericho has a warm and temperate climate making it an ideal location for agriculture and in particular, the large scale cultivation of tea. Consequently, for our Personal Social Learning Day, tea picking seemed… Continue reading

Climbing out of the box

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellow Efua Mercer I have always been a little put off by the idea of being a business owner. I have instead opted for the path of the office… Continue reading

Another Day in the Life of….

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellow JJ Slater Trying, testing and validating The day starts (early) with Bennett.Bennett is a Biochemical Sciences student at the University of Cape Coast and is a passionate producer… Continue reading

A Day in the Life of the Fellows

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellows Efua and Laura 5 – 7am: 5am in Cape Coast and a few of the more energetic Fellows are following the Ghanaian example and starting their day early:… Continue reading

Let’s chop: Food and business in Ghana

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellow Efua Mercer “Nature gave us two cheeks instead of one to make it easier to eat hot food” – Old Ghanaian saying. Fellows eating the fruit of a cocoa… Continue reading

First Balloon progamme lifts off in Ghana

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellows Selam, Laura, Efua and Nathaniel  Ghanaian entrepreneur Winnifred bakes biscuits and sells them to the school children in her village © Lisa Freiburg Josh Bicknell and Doug Cochrane set up… Continue reading

Entrepreneurs won’t save the world, but entrepreneurship might.

Entrepreneurs won’t save the world, but entrepreneurship might. By Charlie Satow, Balloon Kenya 2014 Kericho Fellow. The entrepreneurial energy in a country like Kenya is overwhelming. You can illustrate it with stats: self-employment accounts… Continue reading

A New Way of Learning

Its only two weeks into the Balloon Kenya program and it has already been an amazing experience!  I’ve made some awesome friends with the other Fellows and Kiran and Doug, the program coordinators,… Continue reading