Factors influencing access to credit among entrepreneural youth: a case of Nairobi Commercial Zone

The youth comprise a significant proportion of the Kenyan population. Due to the prevailing high rate of unemployment, self employment is one of the avenues through which the youth can earn a living and contribute towards growth of the economy. One of the ways through which youth can gainfully employ themselves is through starting and operating their own businesses. This calls for entrepreneurial skills, availability of market and capital. For the youths to raise capital either for start up businesses or expansion of existing ones they need reliable sources.

Factors affecting performance of business enterprises funded under constituency youth enterprise scheme in Mwingi North constituency, Kitui county, Kenya

The government of Kenya through youth enterprise development fund, finances viable youth enterprises in all constituencies in the country. Despite this noble initiative by the government and other stakeholders involved in financing youth enterprise projects, the performance of these enterprises was below expected level at the time this study was carried out. In Mwingi North constituency the repayment rate of the loan as at 2013 stood at 68.80% of the fund disbursed.

Factors Influencing Microfinance Customer Retention: The Case Of Bright Enriched Empowerment Programme In Nairobi County, Kenya

Customer retention in the banking and microfinance sector has, for long, been a difficult goal for the players to attain. In addition the recent microfinance crises, most of which occurred between 2008-2010 in several countries around the world, and the emergence of new research findings exposed gaps in previous microfinance studies. Two of these gaps included how customer shareholding and customer service recovery affects customer retention in microfinance.

Factors influencing repayment of youth enterprise development fund: a case of funded youth groups in Likoni Constituency, Mombasa County

The youth aged between 15 to 34 years account for about 37 per cent of the Kenyan population (KNBS 2009). This implies that about four-fifths of Kenya's population is less than 35 years old. In Kenya, unemployment is one of the most daunting economic challenges facing the youth in Kenya. It is one of the major vices impinging on the youth in Kenya (KNYP 2006). Statistics indicate that the magnitude of the unemployment problem is left by the youth with approximately 38% of the youth in Kenya neither in school or work.

The effect of lending by micro-finance institutions on the financial performance of small and medium enterprises in Nairobi county,Kenya

The provision of financial services, especially credit and saving facilities plays an important role in the development of the economy. With the efforts of microfinance institutions taking their services within the reach of poor and small medium enterprises that have not benefited from the conventional formal financial system, growth and expansion of SMEs has been observed. The main objective of this study was to investigate the effect of lending by microfinance institutions on the financial performance of small and medium enterprises in Nairobi County, Kenya.

The effect of credit reference bureau service on financial performance of deposit taking micro finance institutions in Kenya

The research investigate the effect of credit reference bureau service on financial performance of deposit taking microfinance institutions in Kenya. A credit reference Bureau is a company that collects information from various sources and provides consumer credit information on individual consumers for a variety of uses. It is an organization providing detailed information on person’s credit history, including information on their identity, credit accounts and loans, bankruptcies and late payments and recent inquiries.

Factors influencing implementation of agricultural projects funded by microfinance institutions in central division, Machakos county, Kenya

Over the last 20 years MFIs have provided financial services to people dealing with small and micro businesses or farmers who did not have access to loans from commercial banks. This research study focused on the role of Micro Finance Institutions in alleviating poverty and attaining food security among small scale farmers in Central Division, Machakos County. The research study emphasis as on Faulu Kenya and Kenya Women Finance Trust MFIs which have enabled small scale farmers get empowered through provision of unsecured loans.

Differentiation strategies used by microfinance institutions in Kenya

Microfinance Institutions are pillars to development of small business and growth of the informal sector in Kenya. They are able to mitigate asymmetric information problems between lenders and borrowers hence increasing access to financial services for people with no traditional collateral hence leading to potential positive impacts on poverty reduction. However, success of MFIs is threatened by reduction in donor support and intense competition in the industry.

Influence of marketing strategies on growth of Microfinance Institutions in Kenya

The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of marketing strategies on growth of micro finance institutions in Kenya. This study undertook a descriptive survey of the thirteen micro-finance institutions in Kenya. The study findings indicated that most of these microfinance firm’s adopted relevant marketing strategies especially on service oriented focus putting a greater emphasis on various marketing mix elements that is product/ service, price, place, promotion, people, processes and physical scape.

Barriers faced by women groups in accessing Uwezo fund in Kikuyu constituency, Kiambu county

This was a cross-sectional descriptive study on the barriers faced by women groups in accessing uwezo fund in Kikuyu Constituency, Kiambu County. Specifically the study focused on institutional capacity and financial literacy dimensions of these barriers. The target population were the registered women groups in Kikuyu Constituency. A sample of 6 women groups; three who were successful in accessing Uwezo fund and three who were unsuccessful in accessing the fund comprised the study population. Qualitative data was collected through focus group discussions and key informant interviews.

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