Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs to Benefit from Sh3.2bn White House Initiative

Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs to Benefit from Sh3.2bn White House Initiative

Kenyan women are expected to benefit from a Sh300 million fund under the White House led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, with an aim of empowering them economically. The programme was launched on Monday by the visiting Acting Administrator of the…

Greenlight Planet; A Solar Solutions Company Secures US$90 Million Investment

Greenlight Planet; A Solar Solutions Company Secures US$90 Million Investment

Greenlight Planet Inc., the largest provider of solar-powered home energy products in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, has secured $90 million in new funding to expand its Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar consumer financing business and consolidate its debt portfolio. Akira Partners and Orrick…

President Kenyatta directs Treasury to Retain Measures Set to Protect MSMEs from COVID-19 impact

President Kenyatta directs Treasury to Retain Measures Set to Protect MSMEs from COVID-19 impact

President Uhuru Kenyatta has petitioned the National Treasury to continue implementing measures that had been set aside to supporting small businesses and innovators, to cushion them against the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Speaking during the National COVID-19 Conference Monday, Kenyatta…

Mapping Microlending Startups In Africa; Measures Taken To Survive COVID-19

Mapping Microlending Startups In Africa; Measures Taken To Survive COVID-19

The Metamorphosis of Micro-Lending When Bangladeshi national and economics professor, Mohammed Yunus, introduced the concept of microlending over 40 years ago, the idea was to uplift village artisans who were hamstrung by poverty despite their skill. In those days, basket weavers in…

CMA admits FourFront Management Limited on its live-testing platform

CMA admits FourFront Management Limited on its live-testing platform

Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has admitted FourFront Management Limited to the Regulatory Sandbox, its fintech innovation and incubating hub, where it will test new products for possible rollout in the local capital markets. This brings the total number of firms admitted to…