The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Agriculture a Big Draw for Women Fund

MOST of the women countrywide borrowing loans from the Women Enterprise Funds are investing in agricultural projects.

The Women Enterprise Funds CEO, Samuel Wainaina, said most of the women have started agricultural projects as the main income generating activity.

Speaking in Nyeri town after issuing Sh 10.8 million cheques to over 200 women groups from Mukurwe-ini, Mathira and Nyeri town constituencies, Wainaina said the women are realising quick returns on their investment enabling them to repay the loans in time.

"About 80 per cent are in agricultural projects while others are in trade. The women are very much attracted in agriculture activities like crop farming and dairy farming," he said.

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