In Kenya, as in the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, the informal sector is omnipresent and very dynamic. 80% of the working population is employed in the informal sector.
Seeing this potential of non-referenced jobs is what gave the start-up Lynk the idea of making this pool of professionals, craftsmen or specialists available to clients looking for high-quality services. The goal is to match supply and demand to help these skilled workers develop their business.
“A major challenge for me was to gain my clients’ trust and be paid.” Julius Okoth, a carpenter and member of the Lynk platform.
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LYNK IS TRANSFORMING THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN KENYA
A report from Kenya, where the Lynk platform puts skilled workers from the informal sector in touch with individuals or companies seeking qualified services.