Fiona Mati
  • Female
  • Nairobi
  • Kenya

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  • Jenna Sutherland
  • Kwama Leonard
  • Parag Dave
  • Martin Kalonga Chifwala
  • Olly Donnelly
  • Victoria Zillah
  • Mojatu
  • Laura Hampson
  • Hilda Ade
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  • Maria Alejandra Tejada Gómez
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I am an entrepreneur, I am a social entrepreneur
About my work:
I am the founder of the Youth Interactive Portal for Enterprise an online web resource that assists youth entrepreneurs to start and manage their businesses.

Fiona Mati's Blog

Youth entrepreneurs - Doing Small Business in Big Ways!

Youth entrepreneurs - Doing Small Business in Big Ways! provides an update on the Youth Interactive Portal for Enterprise's progress towards levelling the playing field for youth-led enterprises in East Africa.


These diverse stories of young…


Posted on January 10, 2011 at 13:34

Kibera Community Youth Solar Programme

Kibera Community Youth Programme is a community- based organization formed and run by a group of young people in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. The group have been manufacturing and selling solar torches going by the trade name Kibulight.

We recently got the opportunity to briefly interview Elizabeth Otieno, a Programme Manager of the organisation regarding the group’s solar energy project. She told us though the group started assembling the Kibulight torches last year, the… Continue

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 11:51 — 2 Comments

When The Brewing Business Turns Deadly

Last Friday, once again Kenyans were shocked as they watched the death toll rise of consumers of the illicit brew – changaa in Shauri Moyo Estate in Nairobi’s sprawling Eastlands area; which as of today has reached 9 according to the Daily Nation.

Changaa is a local brew that resembles vodka, Tanzania’s Konyagi and Uganda’s Waragi. However unlike it’s East… Continue

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 20:43 — 4 Comments

Sage Kenya, Promoting Entrepreneurship Where it Matters the Most

SAGE Kenya is a country chapter of the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship, a global community of teenage entrepreneurs sharing a common purpose. Started in 2009, Sage Kenya’s mission is to help create the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations and social enterprises address the world’s major unmet needs.

Much of Sage Kenya’s work is currently… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 16:19 — 1 Comment

Doing Business but Suffering in Silence

According to the World Health Organisation, gender-based violence is a major public health and human rights problem throughout the world. Though the assault is carried on in the privacy of the home, the violation is widely seen as a "private" family affair, and for some - a normal part of life.

In Kenya, an estimated 49% of married women were physically abused by their husbands (Borwankar et. al, 2008). Though violence against women mainly occurs… Continue

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 16:57 — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (23 comments)

At 7:07 on November 12, 2008, Natalie Grant Logan said…
Your organisation is very interesting! I look forward to learning more about it.
At 23:21 on November 12, 2008, Christine Crowstaff said…
Hello Fiona,
It sounds like you are doing wonderful work. I'd love to know more about it.
At 18:50 on November 13, 2008, Christine Crowstaff said…
Hello Fiona,
that's wonderful! I'll keep a look out for you!
Thanks so much for telling me a little of your own experience. I'd love to hear more about your life and your wonderful work, whenever you have time.
And yes, I really do so believe (well, know!) that women naturally are drawn to collaborating and cooperating and working together. There's so very much we can all do once we connect!
Blessings to you,
At 14:06 on November 17, 2008,
Justin DeKoszmovszky
Fiona, thank you for reaching out. Let's absolutely get in touch regarding both your Py candle and your current work on youth entrepreneurship. You can reach me on Kwaheri.
At 18:22 on December 15, 2008, Rosemarie said…
Hi Fiona,

Sorry for the delay in responding to you. It is busy season on my day job... It is a huge undertaking which is truly digger that I am. But it is not too big for God to work through me. As such, I am walking by faith on this one asking for God to lead me to the resources to make this project successful.

Thanks for the support.
At 17:17 on December 27, 2008, Espen Berg said…
Hi Fiona,

Thank you for your comments, you can learn more about UYDO and what we do at

I would definitely be interested in hearing what projects you are a part of.

At 11:33 on January 11, 2009, Graham F Knight said…
Please have a look at and come back to if interested.

At 13:21 on April 22, 2009, Dennis Jubane said…
Hi Fiona

I will be coming to Kenya soon, and would be happy to discuss a way forward and see how we can work together.. get in touch
At 13:17 on August 24, 2009, Martin Kalonga Chifwala said…
Hi Fiona,
Greetings from Zambia.
Your work Fiona is quite interesting and l would be very happy to learn more about it.
lam a starter up and just in the process of starting up the business to finance and train entreprenuers.But the problem at hand, as mentioned in my earlier comments ,is source of finance to jam start the project.
Kindly advise on how you have managed or manage to finance your programmes.
Thanx to invite me to be your friend.
You can also contact me on my email
At 15:02 on August 24, 2009, Martin Kalonga Chifwala said…
Thanx,l will be getting in touch where lam stuck.Please dont feel fade up and if you have any other nice business proposal lets share it.

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