Abai Schulze is the founder of ZAAF-a collection of premium Ethiopian leather products and accessories. “When I was a child residing in an orphanage in Addis Ababa I saw being a teacher as very significant (which it is). I had no concept of business other than the fact that I...
Addis Alemayehou is the kind of guy that sees opportunities around him and pounce on them. He grew up in Nairobi and moved to Ethiopia at the age of 18 years. His youngest venture was growing veggies at the back of their family house and selling back to his...
The company's key aim is to empower entrepreneurs by giving them access to credit Esther Muchemi, a seasoned entrepreneur, believes that success can be replicated. "If you run one thing that's successful, it allows you to run more things that are a success. Entrepreneurship is all about principles that work." While...
There is no escaping the facts that small and medium businesses are the backbone of the Kenyan economy. Like any other entrepreneurs across the globe, Kenyan entrepreneurs often find themselves facing stubborn financial straits. When this happens, their businesses implode. Cash constraints bite hard, culminating in staff layoffs. In extreme...
Although Kenya leads its East African peers in terms of financial inclusion, not many Kenyans at the bottom of the pyramid can actually access affordable credit to enhance their livelihoods. The 2017 Brookings Institution Report on financial inclusion shows that over 75% of Kenyan adults have a financial account, but...
Founded last year, credit institution is impacting the market with a new form of financing By Wachira Kambogo Like any other entrepreneurs across the globe, Kenyan entrepreneurs often find themselves facing stubborn financial straits. When this happens, their businesses implode. Cash constraints bite hard, culminating in staff layoffs. In extreme cases,...
ECLOF Kenya is a middle tier Micro-finance institution serving the economically vulnerable people living in both rural and urban Kenya. ECLOF Kenya does so by availing both financial and non-financial products and services thus contributing in poverty alleviation of the economically marginalized people in Kenya. Registered as a microfinance company...
By Macharia Wachira Although the African technology industry is in its nascent stages, it has been a significant part of the continent’s socio-economic transformation in the past and will continue to be in the future. Computech Limited, a leading systems integrator with a presence in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia,...
ECLOF Kenya is a middle tier microfinance institution serving the economically vulnerable people living in both urban and rural areas. It does so by availing both financial and non-financial products and services. Its aim is to contribute in alleviation of poverty and oppression of the economically marginalized people in...
Mrs. Esther Muchemi is an inspiring woman whose business journey embodies a successful entrepreneurship movie script. Hers is a story that started from a humble beginning, suffering, and immense challenges that almost halted her progress. From a small telecommunication business nearly two decades ago, Samchi has grown to a...
With its wide scope knowledge of the local financial services, in-depth expertise and understanding of the global financial landscape, Kenbright has introduced an advisory wing to offer unique consultancy to firms in the region By Okumu Sylvester Sammy Makove, the current head of Regulatory Affairs and Advisory division at Kenbright Actuarial...
Because of the short time it takes to put up the structure you can save 10-15 percent of the labor cost. Koto Housing; a local construction firm that uses Koto technology (prefabricated building technology) from Malaysia to build affordable housing for Kenyans within a short time than traditional housing is...
Education Malaysia was the first organization to ever organize a dedicated stand-alone Study in Malaysia expo in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts of towering skyscrapers that look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sitting several...