Mentors or Teachers? Microenterprise Training in Kenya

@inproceedings{Brooks2018MentorsOT,
  title={Mentors or Teachers? Microenterprise Training in Kenya},
  author={Wyatt Brooks and Kevin Donovan and T. R. Johnson},
  year={2018}
}
We use a randomized controlled trial to demonstrate that inexperienced female microenterprise owners in a Kenyan slum benefit from mentorship by an experienced entrepreneur in the same community. Mentorship increases profits by 20 percent on average with initially large effects that fade as matches dissolve. We conduct a formal business education intervention, which has no effect on profits despite changes in business practice. Our results demonstrate that missing information is a salient… CONTINUE READING

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