Kenya Government’s leads by example in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. It has established a Women Enterprise Fund


to provide accessible and affordable credit to support women start and/or expand business for wealth and employment creation.

Loans provided by the Fund:

  • Constituency women enterprise scheme
  • LPO Financing
  • Bill bond Financing; and
  • Sacco lending

Other services:

  • Capacity building
  • Market support; and
  • Linkages

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Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.

Directorate of Youth Affairs.
 P.O. Box 34303-00100.

Harambee House,
Harambee Avenue

In Kenya, the population of people living below the poverty line has declined from 46.8% in 2005/06 to 36.1% in 2015/16, according to the 17th edition of the Kenya Economic Update.

Women in the Kenyan contribute significantly to the economy of the country both directly or indirectly and therefore stirring up the economy out of such a high poverty index would need measures put in place for economic empowerment of Kenyan women.

The government of Kenya has established funds and policies such as the 30% procurement allocation for all government tenders so that more women may have an entry chance in such a competitive space. Private Sector Organisations have also set up programmes to empower women.

Women Empowerment in Kenya Organizatione. (WEIKE)

a non-profit organization aimed at providing young vulnerable women in Kenya with education and starting capital

Women Empowerment Link (WEL)

envisions a world where women and girls realize and embrace their rights

Amiran Kenya Ltd

provides solutions in horticulture and floriculture industries in Kenya