Economic Empowerment for People with Disabilities in Kenya


This project increased the capacity of Kenyan business owners with disabilities to do business with the United States and improved the business environment and climate for people with disabilities. ICI led the project with implementing partners. The project focused on inclusion, disability rights, and training for instructors in business development. It also hosted business plan training to work with people with disabilities across Kenya, particularly in the northern and coastal regions. The multi-directional learning promoted understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives among Kenyan entrepreneurs and business people with disabilities, emphasizing business acumen and the contributions of people with disabilities in their respective societies.

Amy S Hewitt, Macdonald M Metzger
Amy S Hewitt, Macdonald M Metzger
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Public Affairs
Subcontract from
U.S. Embassy Nairobi
National Council for Persons with Disabilities [Kenya]
Daystar University [Kenya]
CAP Youth Empowerment Institute [Kenya]


Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration

Macdonald M Metzger :: Director of Outreach and Engagement


  • Employment and postsecondary education
    • Employment and workforce development