Quick information guide

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

Empowernment Programmes for Women In Kenya

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.

She Leads Africa

helps young African women achieve their professional dreams with engaging online content and Pan African events.


Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a grassroots movement that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums

Hivos People Unlimited East Africa

Hivos seeks new and creative solutions to persistent global problems.

@ILabAfrica – FemTechies Programe

@iLabAfrica focuses on ICT Innovation and Development at Strathmore University.

Shelter of Hope Kenya (SOHC)

SOHC empowers by providing spiritual nourishment, education and income generating activities.

Love Volunteers

Love Volunteers is passionate about making a difference in developing communities.


Building a Grassroots Women movement in Kenya.

Womankind Kenya (WOKIKE)

Focuses on building confidence, raising self- esteem and empowering the communities

Women Deliver

Women Deliver champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women.

Shape Africa

Shape Africa focuses on healing, supporting, advancing knowledge and strengthening communities.

Commonwealth Business Women Network Kenya (CBWN Kenya)

CBWN Kenya focuses on women’s economic empowerment and leadership.


LivelyHoods Kenya focuses on create jobs for youth and women in Kenyan slums.


KEMEA Network promotes the engagement of men and boys in achieving gender equality.

CREAW KENYA - Centre for Rights Education and Awareness.

CREAW KENYA's mission is to champion, expand and actualize women and girl's rights through social justice.

Ethical tea Partnerships

Works to improve safety, opportunities and outcomes for women to achieve long-term change.

Mirror of Hope - CBO

Mirror of Hope promotes entrepreneurship among the economically vulnerable women of Kibera.

Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF-Africa)

Provides rapid response and advocacy grants to support unanticipated, time-sensitive, innovative, and bold initiatives.

Kamukunji Paralegal Trust (KAPLET)

KAPLET advocates for access healthcare, education, and clean water to those living in the rural regions of Kenya.

Samburu Trust

Samburu Trust focuses on protecting and securing the future of the Samburu people.

Hand in Hand International

Hand in Hand gives women skills to overcome societal barriers.