Apply to Plan International Gender Lens Incubator

Plan International is launching the Disrupt4Her Incubator in Kenya powered by Circle Innovation and GrowthAfrica to support early-stage businesses to launch their innovations in the market. The 4-month incubation program will focus on early-stage businesses building products and services that enhance the lives of women and girls, particularly in low-income communities in Kenya. Disrupt4Her Incubator will provide training support in business fundamentals, hands-on market testing, and validation support. In addition, you are eligible for financing of up to EUR 10,000 and post-financing support.

  • Do you have a formally registered business in Kenya?
  • Do you have a minimum viable product that focuses on enhancing the lives of women and girls, particularly within low-income communities?
  • Are you looking for support to launch your innovation in the market within the next six months?

Then this is for you! Apply here for the Plan International Disrupt4Her Incubator in Kenya powered by Circle Innovation and GrowthAfrica. Please find more information about the Disrupt4Her Incubator here. We will also be having a Q&A Webinar on 10th January 2023 at 4 PM EAT which you can register for here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This call for applications is open to both women-owned and male-owned businesses headquartered in Kenya. We highly encourage women-owned businesses to apply! We also highly encourage businesses from outside Nairobi to apply! A stipend will be provided for accommodation and transport in Nairobi for the time of the incubator for businesses attending from outside of Nairobi.

Eligibility Criteria

You do not have to meet all criteria to be considered.

  • Business stage: Minimum viable product that focuses on enhancing the lives of women and girls. This includes tested prototypes that are ready to be taken to the next stage of product development. We also encourage more developed businesses to apply.
  • Product or service: the solution should be targeted to enhance the lives of women and girls, ideally in low-income communities.
  • Location: Anywhere in Kenya
  • Highly encouraged: Gender intentionality of the company and the leadership


  • Sarah Kajuju

    I am a Growth Coach and Business mentor for the last 8 years and I would be interested to plug into this program and avail my services for the enlisted entrepreneurs. Kindly reach me via

  • Marjorie Mueni

    It’s a good program to educate women and men in business

  • Emilly Kwamboka Monari

    I have the marked details

  • Emilly Kwamboka Monari

    I have filled the marked details

  • Achieng Nyameyo

    This has come at the right time.Innovation ,the future for women and girls who really want to bring change in their lively hood and communicate at large.

  • Diclot selemani

    It is very important to me let me know more about this.

    • Diclot selemani

      Am refugee in Kenya kakuma refugees camp
      I need support from your system Side
      And my Aim is to archive more
      Want to learn for success in my life
      Need your help thank you for hearing my request for you
      God bless

  • Benson Ekadeli Emaniman

    This is a very well start kenya entrepreneurs, we will go far and we will be changing our economy to another level.

  • Samwel Muchai Mugwe

    Good initiative

  • Loroo Esekon Emmanuel

    Passionate about Hand Skill Training like Plumping welding salon mechanics electrical web design painting catering etc Skills that will propel my Turkana Youths community who good number are in drugs, animal stealing from each and above all some dropped out of school due to school fee and others scored a low grade that made them discouraged in life. Therefore it inspired me to start TFT GRIT WORKSHOP that we will give hope to Turkana Youths through Hand Skills that they can feed themselves in future.

  • Elizabeth Gichau

    I have an existing business but it has not been able to take off due to lack of marketing strategy and finances.

  • Lydia Simiyu

    This is indeed a great initiative for startups grappling with competition from big brands and high cost of business in the country.

  • Margaret Tuto

    Thanks. Feeding nutrition. Will apply.

    Margaret. Glufree foods

  • Yvonne Mwamjeni

    Awesome!Will definitely apply

  • Dan Waithaka

    Kindly share the application link

  • Jecinta Wawira Muriithi

    Hello Sir/Madam,

    I got this opportunity and I am interested
    Please provide more information.



    Our enterprise is a privately owned health care business that mainly takes care of women and adolescent ( female) reproductive health services. Looking forward to working with your organization.


      Our enterprise is a privately owned health care business that mainly takes care of women and adolescent ( female) reproductive health services. Looking forward to working with your organization.

  • Peter Odhiambo

    Euros 10,000 is eligible before, during or after the incubation period of 4 months.
    I would prefer if it can be awarded during the incubation period to help us actualize the incubation.

  • Teresia

    Very inspiring, I shall appreciate to be part of this blessed initiative.


    I am very much interested to be part of this meeting and also participate in all activities. I am in hospitality field and own a Business by the name of Exclusive Getaways Africa.

    At Exclusive Getaways Africa we offer and arrange for holiday packages to our special clients more so in special needs category both in gender i.e. the deaf blind, autism, and those clients with disability in hearing impairment, mental disabilities, physical disabilities and visual impairment.

    Traveling is one of the greatest adventures of life and it’s time for you to take a trip! There are many destinations and adventures available for special groups with limited mobility and it’s all about finding the right fit for their/or your needs and interests.

    A vacation can refresh your perspective, relieve stress, and inspire new hobbies. Vacations are also a great way to spend quality time with friends and family. Ensuring your needs are met during your travels is an important requirement that cannot be overlooked, and it is the key to maximizing your vacation experience. It can sound like a big undertaking to leave the comfort of your home, but once you learn about all the options for the special needs, you’ll see how many of them are living their best lives and taking frequent vacations.

    Just because your mobility is limited, doesn’t mean your options are not available.


    We dedicate ourselves to the provision of Technical and Vocational holiday using modern technology and innovation; guided by the values of commitment, hard work, integrity and team work while upholding professionalism at all times.
    In our endeavor to provide quality vacation, we are guided by Core Values that include but not limited to:
    • Commitment.
    • Hard work
    • Integrity
    • Teamwork
    • Professionalism
    At Exclusive Getaways Africa, we partner with Schools, Colleges & Universities offering Sign Language & Interpretation in Kenya.
    We are also available for trainings in Business fundamentals that will hand and help us in marketing and connecting us to Business opportunities.
    We are also looking for support on how we can launch our Business for growth.
    You can reach us via cellphone number 0722451845 or email address ( & copy ).


    This is a wonderful interventions for uplifting the Vulnerable targeted groups, can the application be drawn from individual or a registered entity that to say NGOs or CBOs?

  • Jeniffer Atieno Akoto

    We are very greatful for what you are doing especially for the women and young girls.Whenever you support a woman you support the community.

  • Zachary Oredo

    I have applied. Hoping for the best.


  • Dickson Baraka karisa

    This will help youths to gain skills on different business and also earn alot of income and also gaining much experience on business

  • Shiroka rose

    Nice and i will always workhard

  • Shiroka rose

    Always work hard to achieve my life

  • Evans Muswahili Ladema

    This is quite ground breaking. We have always thought about women empowerment through aid. Never have we thought seriously about the power of markets.

  • Pamella Osundwa

    Thank you Plan International Canada for your concern to the marginalized, I’ Pamella Osundwa of great focus loose network organization is Empowering poor alliterate Vulnerable households in Kilifi and Kwale with Educational and Entrepreneurial skills to break the cycle of illiteracy and extreme poverty.
    Your support in this program will actually help the women to become Entrepreneurs and investors .
    Poor alliterate and semi illiterate women will be able to take care of their children’s Education and participate in economic balance.

  • Munira Ramadhan Salim

    Good afternoon, My names are Munira Ramadan Salim from Mombasa kindly where is the link for application? Thank you.

  • Mike Okoko

    Hello. Can a women cooperative movement doing business in a local market apply?

  • Esther

    Enhancing the live of a woman is enhancing lives of a community

    am in interested

  • claris mcharo

    I believe with the training, women as am one of them. We will be able to generate income and live in an environment which is safe. If you educate or train a woman automatic you help the community. This is an opportunity to help us get funds to start and improve our way of winning livelihood.

  • Cynthia Kwedo Mutere

    Kindly send me the Application form

  • Tonny Kilokwe

    Thankyou I’m interested

  • Elijah murimi

    Where there is females there’s men’s behind so consider males a third of it

  • Joseph

    Would love to be involved

  • Nyamira young women miners enterprises

    We’re Young women from Kenya we need help,to empower our self then then community

  • Nyamira young women miners enterprises

    We’re looking forward for support to launch our innovation as young women

  • Nyamira young women miners enterprises

    We’re looking forward for support to launch our innovation center

  • Nyamira young women miners enterprises

    We’re looking forward working with you

  • Caroline Mumbi Njeri

    I am looking to open a Children’s Home in Umoja Innerco

  • Juliah Mwikamba

    My business is not yet registered it’s still small I’m looking forward to get someone to support me financial .

  • Judith chepngetich Siele

    Oh yes, l like this , would like to sharpen my enterpenuring skills


    Hi. My name is Jacinta and am a Director/Administrator at Lianas Medical Centre. Lianas Medical Centre is a low cost health facility based in the sprawling Kangemi slums in the outskirts of Nairobi City. Kangemi with a population of approximately 150,000 people. We are involved in provision of affordable and accessible health services to people living in this lowest pyramid. Our services include curative, preventive and promotive health services. We have a project of training young girls( school leavers) on caregivers skills and Nurse assistant course that helps to create job opportunities for youths and also help promote reproductive health services of women living in these low resource settings of our society. My business meets the set requirements to apply for this incubator and funding. Kindly guide us on how to go about this. Thank you

  • Teresiah Mwanzala

    Will be excited to be part of these team…

  • Fedeanne Mbaire

    For small businesses to grow we need capital and market

  • Grace Wambui Nyahe

    I would like to participate disrupt for her incubator program

  • Grace Wambui Nyahe

    I want to participate in Disrupt4Her Incubator program

  • john mutava

    I am running a program for Youth Women and PWDs, who are in business i would like to work with you in ways possible

  • Jane Chepkirui Rotich

    Good idea to develop growing women in busines.


    I would like to apply. Am based in Nairobi but i want to start a vocational training centre in kilifi county and train marginalised women in tailoring skills

  • Mildred Day Gachoka

    I’m a social entrepreneur base in Nakuru, working with women and girls in organic waste recycling and production of organic inputs ( organic fertilizer, foliar and bio-pesticide).
    I’m highly interested in the call for application.

  • Joseph

    Am interested

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