Kitayama lauds govt for training 700 Kuria East women on business

The Women Enterprises Fund launch

By MN Reporter

Kenya Women Enterprise Fund has trained more than 700 women in Kuria
East on importance of the government affirmative action funds meant to improve their lives.

Women drawn from Gokeharaka, Nyabasi East and West, Ntimaru East and
West wards underwent intensive sensitization and awareness creation on how to access government Women Enterprise and Uwezo Funds according to WEF Chief Executive Officer Charles Mwirigi.

Mwirigi challenged Kuria East women to embrace flexible WEF which can
be easily accessed by women groups with a mere simple convincing business idea as opposed to other stringent loans lending institutions.

Mwirigi revealed that Kuria East constituency was targeted for
sensitization because of low loans uptake and poor repayment which it went down to 17 percent.

He was convinced that the three days intensive training will increase
loans uptake to more than Sh3 million in the next three months.

Peter Lengapiani CEO Uwezo funds, also present during the marking of
the three days training reiterated that they responded to misconceived ideas about
government Uwezo and WEF and now expect higher loans uptake to be followed by positive repayment trend.

Kuria East Member of Parliament Marwa Kitayama said leaders who incite
locals not to repay friendly government affirmative action loans are enemies of development.

Kitayama said government affirmative action funds are meant to foster
economically independent.