End user training at Arusha

On 20th and 21st December 2021, KAKUTE Projects conducted end user training which brought together, all intervened end users, Community Development Officers (CDOs), Ward Executive Officers (WEOs), and Mtaa Executive Officers (MEOs) found in the areas where intervened entrepreneur (end user) are found. The purpose of the training was to assessing the solutions to understand the innovation model, with a specific focus on technology, efficiency, financing, market linkages, and delivery models.

The training was for 2 days opened by Mr. Livinus Manyanga the executive Director of KAKUTE Projects on 20th December and Closed on 21st December by Deputy Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr. Chitukuro. Lesson learnt from end users, where they are now, where they come from and where they want to be. Also challenges they faced, opportunities in their business and competitions

End user participants and implementers of all community-based projects were able to share experiences by discussing the successes and challenges in implementing projects and strategies to eliminate those challenges. Also, end users were taught on how they should be creative entrepreneurs and how to utilize available opportunities and were introduced to the techniques to employ so as to combat potential competitors in the future.

An evaluation of the steps that have  been taken to see if the initiated projects have been able to meet the needs of other development partners and raise capital and funding to raise business capital and also end users where introduced on  how to identify productive stakeholders in strengthening projects initiated within the Community and discuss ways to establish relationships with business development stakeholders such as Financial Institutions, Technology Distributors, Technology Developers and Government Institutions.

End users were able to provide feedback and their experience which they have encountered whilst seek for loan from financial institutions. Among of the mentioned challenges were, some of financial institutions do not accept land as a collateral, farmers in order to access loan must cultivate more than 50 acres of land, some financial institutions do not accept estate as a collateral but they accept house. Other entrepreneurs conveyed that they were told by the financial institutions that they do not meet loan requirements

Also participants were introduced on the steps to follow in order to formalize their business, which were to register the business name, how to acquire TIN number, tax clearance, ho to acquire business license, how to open a bank account, and all licenses which are required in depending with the nature of the business.

Guest of honor thanked, all participants who attend a two-day seminar. He agreed that he was able hear end users described the successes they have achieved and the challenges they are currently face, he proceeds by agreed that he was able hear the techniques that end users will use so as to eliminate those challenges. He also insisted all stakeholders to continue to work together with KAKUTE in order to achieve their business goal which aimed at increasing their income and providing employment opportunities in their areas they come. Also, he expressed greetings from the Government to all participants and KAKUTE team, and he then thanks the sponsors of the project DOEN Foundation and the implementer of the project KAKUTE Projects for the good work being done in Dodoma, Iringa and Morogoro.

In the entrepreneurial journey, education is a very important factor for success. The required education includes education on how to manage a business, record keeping, marketing and customer acquisition techniques, how to capture the market for the products or services you offer. From the training participants agreed that before trainings provided by KAKUTE they didn’t know how to manage their businesses, record keeping or having a business plan. On the other hand, many entrepreneurs/end users agreed that prior the training they were un aware on how they can formalize their business, as well as the importance of business formalization something which is among of the requirements in acquiring loans from financial institutions.

Incubator Beneficiaries Training

KAKUTE Projects hosted a three days training in Dodoma city to the beneficiaries of egg incubators, which brought together, end user champions of egg incubators, end user who tested the technology and have challenges, local fabricators, Local government authority, egg incubator suppliers and  Solar technology solutions suppliers.

KAKUTE recognize the vital role played by poultry farming in both rural and urban areas in terms of food security, source of income, manure and in a meeting of other social obligations for example ritual. There is huge potential for the growth of poultry farming by considering factors such as availability of lands, high demand of eggs, high demand of chicken meet, as well as high demand for chicks among poultry farmers.

In order to meet these high demand of poultry meet, high demand of eggs, and high demand of chicks/breeds, hatcheries need to maximize chicks’ production. Therefore, hatcheries need to achieve high production efficiency in a sustainable manner, by maximizing the hatchability of healthy chicks with high rate of survive. In achieving these hatcheries need to adopt artificial incubation methods which is more efficiency with huge output in comparing with the natural incubation method.

Despite of the fact that poultry farming is very potential in earning livelihood, there are many challenges associated with artificial incubation method, which faced end users of egg incubators. Lack of reliable source of energy, lack of friendly user manual among local fabricators, inadequate knowledge on how to use egg incubators and egg selection.

KAKUTE remains gratefully to DOEN Foundation, a Donor of our project “Developing Grassroots Energy Innovations for Productive use and Wellbeing in Rural Tanzania” which focus on the regions of Iringa, Morogoro and Dodoma.
Our partners SELCO foundation, SAGCOT, and LGA, for their tiredness cooperation’s in implementing this project. We also extend our appreciation to all participants who attended the training for their valuable contributions in exchange of experience and knowledge during the all days of training.

KAIZEN Principles in the workplace

KAKUTE Projects and SIDO – generate results and value in the workplace by advancing skills, contributions and self-respect among supervisors and workers. Ms. Jamila from SIDO provided an introduction on KAIZEN principles, to the KAKUTE team, which is the ideal foundation to complement the current plan and continuous improvement, Lean, kaizen, operational excellence or talent development initiatives.

Kaizen embraces a multitude of ideas and actions focused on improvement, regarding the worker, the workplace and how work gets done. Through gradual change or iterative techniques, the training seeks to build efficiency, reduce waste, improve quality and make jobs safer and more fulfilling. At KAKUTE projects engaged and empowered teams are at the core of kaizen. These can be from a specific area of our facility or from among different departments like operations and program, and quality. Collaborative relationships between leaders and workers are vehicles for success. And we see KAIZEN as the powerful engine that consistently brings our teams to our target goals.

This program focuses on efficient administrative processes. The key goals are to strengthen the competitive edge in terms of quality, cost and time of services offered by the organization. Improving the work flow, effective communication and documentation of an organization are some of the effects of Lean processes that will help us. Thank you Madam Jamila and thank you SIDO-Arusha.

KAKUTE Entrepreneurship training class 2021

Training and consultation on Business Development service (BDS) is our core service.  We conduct entrepreneurship training for various people who have shown a willingness to seek such service. We have now begun another phase of training where this training is for young people business-minded who are already in business, who have business ideas and those who have no business or business ideas. Class includes students from different colleges, Arusha Technical College (ATC), Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA), JR Institute of Information Technology (JRIIT), DONBOSCO Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunication, Electronics & Computers (DB KIITEC), also other entrepreneurs from Small Industries Development Organization – Arusha and Innovators from TWENDE.

We have recruited these entrepreneurs from the survey we conducted by distributing the questionnaire to those institutions, through that survey we were able to do Training Need Assessment (TNA) and prepare training material depending on the need of entrepreneurs. The questionnaire was designed to ensure general and specific information for Training Needs Assessments (TNA) for SMEs. The questionnaire contained Questions for the entrepreneurs and start-ups. The extracted data through this research lead to a highly qualified assessment on the current situation, by translating the training needs into an indicator for absence of capacities of human resources at SMEs.

Upcoming great entrepreneurs paying close attention to the facilitator

Would you like to join this class? it’s not too late yet, Call us +255758181524 or email us info@kakute.or.tz, Visit us at our office: Nanenane Show Grounds, Gate No. 4, Njiro, Arusha.