Various loans that fund Youth Groups and Women in Kenya can be found below. Remember, borrowing a loan has its disadvantages and you have to be SURE before taking that step. You need to think carefully about why you want to farm, what you need or want to get out of it, and how you envision your farm to be.
- The Youth Enterprise Development Fund was established in year 2006 with the sole purpose of reducing unemployment among the youth who account for over 61% of the unemployed in the country. The target of the fund is young people within the age bracket of 18 to 35 years who number 13 million.
- Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (formelry in the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development)established in August 2007, to provide accessible and affordable credit to support women start and/or expand business for wealth and employment creation.
- Joyful Women is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) formed to empower Kenyan women economically and enhance household food security among them through supporting their involvement in livelihood projects. JoyWo’s flagship project has been providing financial resources to women to engage in livelihood projects through a scheme known as Table Banking.
- Equity Bank’s farm loans are a valuable resource to establish, improve, expand, transition, and strengthen your farm or ranch. Follow the the link to find out more.
- The Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC), a wholly owned Government Development Finance Institution (DFI), was established in 1963 initially as a subsidiary of the Land and Agricultural Bank. It is the leading Government Credit institution mandated to provide credit for the sole purpose of developing agriculture.