Mara Foundation

Mara Foundation is Mara’s social enterprise that focuses on fostering entrepreneurialism in Africa through a myriad of programmes designed to address the complete life-cycle of an entrepreneur’s business idea.


The Foundation works to create sustainable economic and business development opportunities for young entrepreneurs via Mara Mentor, Mara Women and the Mara Ad-Venture Investments. Mara Foundation believes that these support services will play a crucial role in transforming business ideas into reality.

These businesses will, in turn, create jobs for other Africans and help build an SME sector that can genuinely contribute to the development of local and pan-African economies. Established in 2009, the Foundation is active throughout Africa and is now expanding globally. For more information about Mara Foundation, visit www.mara-foundation.org.