Mara Foundation is Mara Group’s social enterprise that focuses on emerging African entrepreneurs. We work to create sustainable economic and business development opportunities for young business owners via our Mara Launchpad incubation centres, Mara Launch Fund and Mara Mentor.
Mara Foundation was launched in 2009 by Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder and Managing Director of Mara Group. Since 2009, the Foundation has scaled its programmatic focus and is active in Uganda, Tanzania and Nigeria. In 2014, the Foundation will continue its strategic growth in Sub-Saharan African countries while simultaneously expanding to other global countries worldwide. The Mara Foundation was seed funded by the Mara Group.
Our mission is to provide comprehensive support services including mentorship, funding, incubation centre workspace and business training to African entrepreneurs. We believe that these support services will transform entrepreneurs’ business ideas into profitable and thriving business entities that will employ other Africans and contribute to the local and national economies.