Factors that influence the participation of women in formal business in Kenya: a case of Kimilili-Bungoma District

This study set out to establish the factors that influence the participation of women entrepreneurs in formal business in Kenya, a case of Kimilili-Bungoma District. Studies conducted in different parts of the world with regard to women entrepreneurs as is indicated in the literature, recognized women as being one of the most relevant untapped resources for entrepreneurship yet failed to bring out the issue of the participation of women in formal business. Women’s economic relevance and contributions is widely acknowledged that it will lead to sustainable development.

The Relationship between size and profitability of Kenyan Banks: A Case of Commercial Banks in Kenya

The study was carried out to establish the relationship between size and profitability of Kenyan commercial banks between the year 1998 and 2007. The main objective of the study was to determine whether or not there exists a relationship between profitability of banks and their various size variables. Various independent variables were identified and they include: technology, branch network, human resources, liquidity, shareholders funds, customer deposits, bank loans, total assets and advances to customers as very essential in determining the profitability of a commercial bank.

The effect of agency banking on financial performance of commercial banks in Kenya

The study was informed by introduction of agency banking into the banking industry and the upsurge of agent outlets in this industry. The main issue was that there had been a dramatic rise in customer numbers and value of transactions carried out by the new service. The profitability of the banking sector has also been on the rise. So, the empirical problem was whether there exists a relationship between Agent activities in terms of the value transacted and banks profitability.

The effect of regulations on enhancing investment in public transport Sacco’s in Nairobi county

This study will seek to find out the effects of regulations on enhancing investments in public transport Saccos in Nairobi County. The study will also seek to find out recent changes in operation of public transport in Kenya for example new vehicles on the road, new safety rules and the registration of co-operative societies to replace the Matatu Welfare Associations in a new development which started from early 1990’s. Cooperatives are economic units by which members mobilize their financial resources through savings.

Determinants of operational sustainability of micro finance institutions in Kenya

Many people in developing countries have been given access to formal financial services through micro-finance programs. Nevertheless, millions of potential clients still remain unserved and the demand for financial services far exceeds the currently available supply. Given significant capital constraints, expansion of micro-finance programs remains a formidable challenge facing the micro-finance industry. Moreover, it is observed that micro-finance organizations have had various degrees of sustainability. One such sustainability is the financial sustainability.

Life assurance practice in Kenya

This research project was embarked on to redress the apparent lack of awareness, in most quarters, of what life assurance is. Its main objective, therefore, was to investigate into the operations of, and document, the life assurance industry In Kenya today. The primary information for the research was collected, using the questionnaire and interview methods, from executives In the life departments of the 9 companies sampled from a total population of 19 companies currently writing life assurance In Kenya.

Market segmentation practices and customer satisfaction for credit services among commercial banks in Kenya

Market segmentation refers to subdividing a market along some commonality, similarity, or kinship where members of the segment share something common. Marketers have over time recognized that the target audiences of a certain product are not all alike as their tastes and preferences differ greatly in terms of demographics, attitudes, needs, location and social affiliations. This study sought to investigate credit market segmentation practices and customer satisfaction in the banking industry in Kenya.

Determinants of growth of Kenya Commercial Banks in Kakamega Central sub-county, Kenya

This research investigated some of the key determinants of commercial banks' growth in Kakamega central Sub-County.

Nile perch market liberalization and chronic poverty: drivers and maintainers of chronic poverty among fishing community in Suba district

This study is about Nile perch market liberalization and chronic poverty among fishing community in Suba District. It identifies the socio economic characteristic of chronically poor households among Nile perch fisher folks. It also investigates how Nile perch markets liberalization have caused and sustained chronic poverty among Nile perch fisher folks' households. The study has made use of the adverse incorporation and social exclusion, institutional framework and structures of competition as conceptual frameworks to analyze its findings.

The impact of micro-finance credit on the financial performance of SMEs in Kenya

Micro-finance refers to small scale financial services such as cash loans, money transfers, direct deposits, savings, and insurance made accessible primarily to the poor. Micro enterprises can be defined as those enterprises employing up to 10 workers (including the owner) and small enterprises as those employing more than 10 up to 15 workers. The research was aimed at investigating the impact of micro-finance credit on the financial performance of SMEs in Kenya.

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