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Access to finance biggest barrier to women's entry into business


According to a study commissioned by the Graça Machel Trust (GMT), 71 per cent of women entrepreneurs in East Africa finance their start-ups from their own savings because they have no access to capital.

Access to finance biggest barrier to women's entry into business

By James Wanzala | 4 years ago

Empowering our women to prosperity

Empowering our women to prosperity

Last September, world leaders adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, while curbing social and economic inequalities and making economies environmentally sustainable.

Jeremy Awori and Arancha Gonzalez | 4 years ago

Youth, women biggest winners of GES 2015

It all began in Cairo in 2009 during a speech by US President Barack Obama in which he indicated that entrepreneurship would be on the forefront of his country’s engagement agenda with other countries.

Christine Koech | 5 years ago

Obama announces Sh100 billion support for entrepreneurship worldwide

President Barack Obama and President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), co-hosted by the United States and the Government of Kenya in Gigiri and announced a Sh100billion kitty to promote entrepreneurship in Africa.

David Ohito | 5 years ago