Mathare is home to approximately 500,000 people in an area of only 1 square km. It is one of the oldest and most disadvantaged communities in Kenya.
Since 2006, UBC Sauder LIFT has served over 800 participants
UBC Sauder LIFT is comprised of Sauder students from diverse backgrounds, with 60% women and 40% men.
In the long term, UBC Sauder LIFT strives to nurture entrepreneurship and business ideas to reduce Kenya’s high unemployment rate.
UBC students partaking in the program are exposed first-hand to a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures, witness the growth of a business, and understand the impact education has on economic development at a granular level.