Young Agro-Green Africa Network (YAGANET) was legalized in 2016 by Baluku Isaya
YAGANET was found in 2014 and formally registered in 2016 with a promise to scale up women owned informal small enterprises.
It was founded by Baluku Isaya with a promise to scale up women owned informal small enterprises.
He grew up and studied a herd way, lost his father in primary seven, left with a struggling mother who engaged in pancake vending business with limited access to even a loan, toiled to get him finish high school and got a teaching job. With dreams to reach college, he left his job with little savings and some bursary from one great a man who never knew me (Mr. Geir Prøven from Norway through Rwenzori Christian Vocation Secondary School) and joined University.
Little did he know his savings were not enough to finish second year, He made a hardest decision ever. Changed his study plan, divided the little remaining money and started a $50 business of vending yellow bananas, G-nuts & women clothes during day and later he joined evening lectures. He offered the balance of $83 to his mother to increase her small business; she decided to change from pancake vending to fish selling business which in fact paid much of his tuition until the end of his degree course. Since then, he embarked on the work of putting in a place a social platform for empowering women and youth with survival enterprises, hence, the formation of Young Agro-Green Africa Network-YAGANET.
We believe more women owning small survival enterprises just like how his mother was, need safe spaces to enable their business growth and be able take their children to school. And YAGANET works to towards this fulfillment.