Our Journey

Founded Abetec Business Solutions


Betty’s struggle growing up despite raised by hardworking parents, fueled her determination to look at poverty from a different dimension. Her worldview changed when she met a young woman trapped in a forced marriage and struggling to support her children. That opened Betty’s eyes to the urgent need for sustainable livelihoods. This inspired her to create opportunities for young people and women to break free from poverty but she didn’t know how, so she embarked on a research journey to rural and peri-urban areas.

Betty come across impressive organizations and vocational schools offering excellent training programs. Betty saw the potential they had on young people and women. However, she discovered that 80% of the programs were only theoretical, lacking practical skills. This motivated her to establish Abetec Business Solutions in 2016, to empower youth and women to pursue their dreams, receive support, and build sustainable economic paths using their skills.

Training young girls on digital literacy


We embarked on a digital pilot program in collaboration with Women Alliance and Intel, thanks to word pulse. Within a span of two months, we successfully trained and empowered 100 young girls, 100% completion. This achievement served as a catalyst for the development of our current digital programs.
Some of these girls became our ambassadors, while others were motivated to pursue further education. Since then, we have enhanced digital literacy for more than 800 young individuals and women.


In 2018, we partnered with Cisco to become a networking Academy through the county government of Mombasa with a goal was to assist young people acquire recognized and competitive IT skills. One year after, our first batch successfully graduated with IT essential certification, reinforcing our belief that the key to increasing youth participation in a rapidly evolving digital world is by equipping them with relevant IT and digital skills.
Since then, we have witnessed numerous success stories. Many of our trainees have ventured into their own income-generating activities, while others have secured employment opportunities in reputable companies, supporting themselves and their families.


With the increasing demand for our programs and a growing number of young individuals seeking a platform to nurture their ideas, we established Abetec Hub as a co-working space. This space not only offers internet access but also fosters a collaborative environment. In addition, we expanded our offerings by introducing vocational courses to empower young women with the skills needed to start their own small businesses and support their families.
In addition, we expanded our offerings by introducing vocational courses to empower young women with the skills needed to start their own small businesses and support their families.
During Covid-19 we temporally closed our center


The outbreak of Covid-19 had a direct impact on our operations, leading to a temporary closure for several months. During this challenging period, we took the opportunity to rethink our approach to skills development and explore new ways to support young individuals without the need for them to physically visit our center.
As a result, we initiated the development of a learning management system. While it is still under development, we are presently leveraging the Cisco platform to deliver virtual courses. This has not only enhanced our efficiency but also saved a considerable amount of time for young people who were previously occupied with other commitments.
Co- Sharing space

Ongoing -Vision 2030

Our young women trainees experience dificulties producing their own products, which makes it difficult for them to have a sustainable income and create employement for others. We are concerned for them because despite the knowledge, lack of necessary machinery and equipment and space to transform local resources and waste into profitable goods is hard to  achieve their dreams and aspirations.
To help them overcome these obstacles, we are establishing a co-sharing space where they can collaborate, access shared equipment, and receive training on recycling, repurposing, and developing environmentally friendly products. Our committiment by 2030 is to promote sustainable skills and provide a shared space for the transition to a greener future. We invite you to join us in creating a socially inclusive, resource-efficient, and low-carbon learning environment that fosters innovation and possibility.