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Funding: Are you looking for capital?

Support young people start income generating activities at the constituency level

Do you believe in any group in Kenya? Are you looking for funding? Check out the opportunities below offered by YEDF.

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund provides the following loans to groups and individuals at the constituency level:


Rausha is a group loan for startup businesses or other income generating activities. Loan amount is Kshs. 100,000. Rausha loan has a three-month grace period. Repayment will be made in twelve (12) equal monthly instalments.


Inua is a business expansion loan for groups. It is advanced to groups with running businesses. Groups which have fully repaid Rausha or loans from other institutions can apply for Inua. Loan amount starts from Kshs. 200,000 and groups can progressively graduate up to Kshs. 1,000,000.

1 st loan: Maximum Kshs. 200,000 Payable in 18 months
2 nd Loan: Maximum Kshs. 400,000 Payable in 24 months
3 rd Loan: Maximum Kshs. 600, 000 Payable in 30 months
4 th Loan: Maximum Kshs. 800, 000 Payable in 36 months
5 th Loan: Maximum Kshs. 1,000,000 Payable in 36 months
The first Inua loan has a one month grace period. No grace periods for subsequent loans. Loan amounts for up to Kshs. 500,000 will be secured using chattels while conventional securities will be required for loans above Kshs. 500,000.
1 st loan: Maximum Kshs. 100,000 Payable in 12 months
2 nd Loan: Maximum Kshs. 200,000 Payable in 18 months
3 rd Loan: Maximum Kshs. 400, 000 Payable in 24 months
3 rd Loan: Maximum Kshs. 500, 000 Payable in 36 months


Smart is available to individuals belonging to a group that has benefitted from YEDF and repaid its loan. It graduates group members to individual borrowers.The borrower could be a startup or for expansion.


  • Be a member of a group and be recommended by 75% members of the group
  • Minutes of the group indicating authority to borrow and guarantee the loan must be attached as part of the application documentation to the YEDF head office.
  • A maximum of 80% of the group members shall borrow at the first instance. Subsequent funding to the next batch of members (20% of the members not previously financed) shall be after two installments on the first loans have been paid.
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  • Swift is for groups that are new consumers of YEDFB products

Loan Amount and repayment period:

The maximum loan amount will be graduated as a repayment incentive as follows;

  1. Start-ups (Grace period of 3 months)
1st loan to member Kshs. 25,000 maximum for 9 months
2nd loan to member Kshs. 50,000 maximum for 12 months
3rd loan to member Kshs 100,000 maximum for 18 months
4th & final loan Kshs 200,000 maximum for 24 months

  2. Existing businesses (No grace period)

1st loan to memberwithout bank statement kshs 50,000 12 Months
Ksh 35,000 9 Months
2nd loan to member Ksh 100,000 18 months
3rd loan to member Ksh 150,000 24 months
4th loan to member Ksh 200,000 24 months
  • Security:Group members shall sign a guarantee/undertaking to repay the loan should the individual member default
  • Every loan shall be insured by taking an appropriate life insurance cover of the borrower.
  • A sworn affidavit for the items provided as security for the loan. The borrower should provide his/her items as security, but in cases where s/he does not own any, a close relative e.g. parent should guarantee the loan with their items
  • Loans above Sh100,000 will require registered Chattel Mortgage to be attached to the application
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For group loans the following documents should be provided at application:

  • Copy of certified valid group registration certificate and list of membership
  • Copies of IDs for ALL the members
  • A signed undertaking by the group to pay loans guaranteed to its members
  • Group minutes nominating/authorising an applicant to a particular round of the loan
  • Duly completed YEDF loan application form
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