Esther Passaris to dedicate Sh200k from her salary every month to help youth with business ideas

By Fay Ngina | Thursday, Jan 16th 2020 at 11:07
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Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris on Thursday 16 January offered to help youth with business ideas in a bid to solve the issue of unemployment.

Through her Twitter handle, Passaris vowed to dedicate Sh200,000 every month out of her salary to help the youth.

This came after one Twitter user, Brian Mboya, asked the Nairobi Women Rep to offer him any job even it meant sweeping floors.

Passaris responded to the Mboya telling him she does not have any job openings at the moment, and she would rather he gets self-employed.

"I do not have any jobs at the moment. What I have is grants to help you get off to being self-employed. I will dedicate 200k every month out of my monthly salary and the best business advisors and mentors. All you have to do is 'pitch' your idea on this platform," said Passaris.

Most netizens appreciated the Women Rep's effort to help youth get employed and even wrote some of their business ideas on the comment section.

I need to start a chicken business here at home in kisii,the demand of eggs and chicken meat is very high at kisii town,and also start a daily business we have two creameries ,kcc sotik and highland foods and creamer (HCF),the demand of milk is high but the supply is low, — samora matara (@SamoraMatara) January 16, 2020

The best idea is to have like 50k , where I can be visiting my dear siblings at orphanage, @EstherPassaris . Also starting a foundation group where we can dedicate ourselves in visiting them each and every month to a different institution — Aturr wainaina (@AturrWainaina) January 16, 2020

Mama,can you support me,do music production course(4 months)thereafter start my studio to also nurture the many talents in the streets of Nairobi.. — Dr.INOE youths EA (@EvangIndah) January 16, 2020

I don't need a job, i just need capital to start a business that will help pay my campus fees since my parents are both jobless and i almost got differed last semester???? i have a business idea — Mary Nyakundi (@nyakundi_mary) January 16, 2020

However, others were concerned that their business ideas would be stolen once pitched since Twitter is an open platform.

Give us an email to which we might send our ideas to — Bonface Alfonce (@Bonaealfonce) January 16, 2020

Could be risky. Many business ideas will be stolen. I wish you had an office where people could come and pitch — Mynzagric254 (@mynzagric254) January 16, 2020

Could be risky. Many business ideas will be stolen. I wish you had an office where people could come and pitch — Mynzagric254 (@mynzagric254) January 16, 2020

Great idea mama taa kindly give us an email address that we can use to do the necessary — Aremoh Odera (@aremoh_brian) January 16, 2020

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