07 Apr

Exploring Innovative Financial Services for Rural Women’s Livelihoods

The core of agricultural production is usually in rural areas where there is availability of land for farming. Rural women are highly engaged in agriculture and play critical roles across good systems unfortunately they continue to be disproportionately poor and financially underserved with only few financial service providers responding to their specific needs. How can rural women be supported to increase their incomes and resilience? Increasing women’s returns to labour Women face competing demands on their time and unequal access to resources such...

07 Apr

Agricultural Finance Corporation to support women-led Enterprises

The Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) in its Programme, Women Affirmative Access Window which promotes financial inclusion in agrifinance will in the next nine months extend Ksh. 1 billion loan to women agripreneurs in Kenya. Women will not be required to provide collaterals as a guarantee to get funding which is usually a big hindrance to access funding especially from financial institutions. AFC’s loan portfolio is at Ksh. 8.7 billion and only 25% of the recipient are women hence the new directive...