A section of Kenyan participants at the Trade Fair.

Kenyan innovations star at EAC MSMEs Trade Fair

Kenya scooped the second position for the most innovative products during the recently concluded 23rd East Africa Community Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Trade Fair formerly known as the Jua Kali-Nguvu Kazi Exhibition after the United Republic of Tanzania clinched first position in the exhibitions held in Bujumbura, Burundi. The Trade Fair whose theme…

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Bungoa Governor, Kenneth Lusaka.

Co-operative Bill deferred after governors complain of being sidelined

The Co-operative Bill, 2023 has now been put on hold after county governors claimed that they were not consulted during the drafting. Sponsored by the government through the Ministry of Co-operatives and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Development, the Bill was in Parliament to allow for its first reading before proceeding to other stages…

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Kericho Biashara Sacco celebrates first anniversary

Kericho Biashara Sacco Society Limited recently celebrated its first year of existence with pride following the significant growth achieved in the highly competitive field. The Sacco draws its membership from smallholder traders of MSMEs within the region and offers financial and business training, savings mobilization, and loans to member groups. According to Josephat Koech, the…

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Stanbic Bank, County partner to train VTC instructors on digital skills

Stanbic Bank has partnered with the County government of Taita Taveta to provide a one-week digital skills training to Vocational Training instructors, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) entrepreneurs on the use of online platforms to grow their businesses. Speaking at Mwanjila Vocational Training Center (VTC) in Bura on Friday after receiving 10 desktop…

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Govt is committed to supporting growth of Co-ops, PS Kilemi says

The Principal Secretary (PS) for State Department of Cooperatives, Patrick Kilemi, has reiterated the government’s pledge to support the cooperative sector by implementing dynamic policies and regulatory frameworks. Kilemi made the remarks on November 15 in Mombasa during a workshop which brought together cooperative sector shareholders from across the country to brainstorm on how to…

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SACCO Co-operatives

Chelugui: Gov’t to channel all resources via Co-operatives

Cooperatives and MSMEs Cabinet Secretary (CS) Simon Chelugui has said co-operatives have been an important socio-economic development tool since independence, and thus the need to channel all resources through the sector. “We want to reposition our country in all sectors through the cooperative model for meaningful growth, including in the realization of the bottom-up economic…

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SACCO Saccos

How Saccos maintain a delicate balance in the group lending model

The group lending model has increasingly become popular among Saccos and Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs) in recent years. This is largely based on its ability to leverage on joint liability and increased loan repayments while promoting entrepreneurial spirit among borrowers. Group lending methodology is a unique financial service for low income entrepreneurs. To obtain such a…

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Cooperators to attend inaugural stakeholders’ conference next week

Cooperative movement stakeholders are expected to attend a three-day inaugural Cooperative Movement Stakeholders Annual conference scheduled to be held in Mombasa between June 13-15, 2023 to discuss the progress and achievements of the movement in Kenya. The conference, whose theme will be ‘Cooperative Business model for Socio-economic Transformation, will focus on how various sectors of…

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