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.

The average potato production levels in Kenya are low (8.74 tonlha) but farmers could still achieve high level of production of up to 25 tons/ha using the same technologies. This means that some potato farmers are losing out on outputs as well as incurrin

The potential of using institutional credit and other financial services for poverty alleviation in Kenya is quite significant. About 18 million or 60 % of the population are poor and mostly out of scope of informal banking services. According to the National Micro and Small Enterprise Baseline survey of 1999, there are close to 1.3 million SMEs employing nearly 2.3 million people or 20% of the country’s total employment and contributing 18% of the overall GDP and 25% non – agricultural GDP.

Determination of efficiency and Factors influencing IT among the small scale Ware Potato producers in kenya

The average potato production levels in Kenya are low (8.74 tonlha) but farmers could still achieve high level of production of up to 25 tons/ha using the same technologies. This means that some potato farmers are losing out on outputs as well as incurring additional costs due to production inefficiency. To solve these productivity disparities, the study identified the degree of efficiency and its determinants among the potato farmers in the three districts in Kenya. The study specified a Cobb-Douglas production function and used its dual cost function in efficiency measurement.

Factors affecting sustainability of small scale irrigation schemes in Kirinyaga Districts, Central Province, Kenya

Large and Small Scale Irrigation Schemes (SSIS) in many parts of the world are known to be performing well below their potential, often fallen short of the expectations of the stakeholders. Therefore this study assessed how independent valuables; Scheme funding, Appropriateness of technology and Scheme Management affected sustainability of SSIS in Kirinyaga (East, South, West and Central) districts, Central Province, Kenya.

Role of East African Development bank in promoting trade within the East African Community

While many developing countries have increasingly left commercial banking to the private sector, they have retained ownership of special-purpose banks, such as development and industrial banking institutions, and trade-related financial institutions such as export credit insurance and guarantee companies, or export-import banks.

Factors influencing growth of self-help saving groups in Nyacheki Division, Nyamache District, Kisii County, Kenya

The study sought to investigate the factors that influence growth of self-help saving groups and how they have affected their growth in the area under study. The study had five objectives. Firstto determine the .influence of and degree of relationship between level of education of group members and growth of self-help saving groups in Nyacheki Division, Nyamache District. Secondly, to determine to what degree members' commitment influences growth of self-help saving groups. The third objective was to assess the influence of leadership on growth of self-help groups.

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