HP partnered with network member Kenya Women Finance Trust to implement their mobile banking services.
In this video, Kipkemoi Kibet, General Manager, ICT, talks about how the HP Superdome and Intel® technology helps them provide mobile banking services to a highly-distributed Kenyan market, while handling ever-larger numbers of transactions for extended hours.
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BY CHRISPINUS WEKESA, 6 DECEMBER 2012
Kenya Women Holding, the company that runs the Kenya Women Finance Trust last Saturday rescued six school girls from Kajiado Central who had been married off.
Women's World Banking is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jennifer Riria, chair of Women’s World Banking, Group Chief Executive of Kenya Women Holding Company Ltd (KWH) and a board member of network member and KWH subsidiary Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT) was awarded one of the ten Ford Foundation Champions of Democracy Award in Nairobi on November 13, 2012.
"The East African Community (EAC) wants women to be empowered economically so that they can play a moore meaningful role in the region’s business development.
This was said by the EAC secretary general, Dr Richard Sezibera, at the launch of the East African Women-In-Business Platform (EAWiBP) here yesterday.
"ResponsAbility Social Investments, a Swiss microfinance investment manager, has reached six investment deals with three microfinance institutions (MFIs)in Africa. Two loans each were disbursed to Kenyan Women Finance Trust (KWFT), a Kenyan MFI; MicroCred Ivory Coast, an MFI affiliated with MicroCred Group of France; and Promotion of Rural Initiative and Development Enterprises Limited (PRIDE), an MFI based in Tanzania.
"By Dr. Jennifer Riria
As the saying goes; you don’t know the value of something until you lose it; can be true in our case when it comes to peace.
As country never in our wildest dreams did we ever imagine that one day we could experience conflict and violence to the scale witnessed in 2007/2009. We literally turned against each other.
Growing up as a young person, I was contented with the fact that conflict happens elsewhere and can never happen in Kenya. And I grew up hearing how our country was an island of peace.
"...The government has set aside Sh2 billion to secure Sh20 billion in loans from local financial institutions to grains and horticulture farmers in the country with the aim of making the agricultural sector globally competitive. The Ministry of Agriculture with assistance from the European Union and the World Bank has entered in to contracts with four local financiers to avail cheap loans to small scale farmers, agro dealers and other players in the agricultural value chain.
"Amiran, one of the biggest horticultural companies in Kenya, specialises in construction of greenhouses as part of its business. However, other farmers depend on individual builders who know how to make greenhouses.
"...CFC Bank, Co-operative Bank, NIC Bank, Kenya Women Finance Trust, Rift Valley Railways, Base Titanium, Equity Bank and Lake Turkana Wind Power are some of the companies that have received expansion cash from the financiers.
“Kenya is gaining from increased allocation of funds to Africa by institutional investors avoiding slow growth in the developed markets,” said Ms Eline Blaauboer, a partner at TBL MirrorFund, arguing that the global lenders are attracted by better returns in emerging countries..."
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