Tag: kenya

Unitus, Inc. funds loan guarantee for Kenyan microfinance bank

January 31, 2011 Update

Unitus, Inc. partners with Financial Sector Deepening Kenya to provide guarantee for a $400,000 loan facility to Yehu Microfinance based in Mombasa, Kenya Unitus, Inc. has provided a grant of USD$350,000 to Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSDK) in support of a loan guarantee which FSDK is providing for a new USD$400,000 loan facility extended to Yehu… Read more >

Partner Spotlight: An Interview with Adet Kachi

November 1, 2009 Update

In 2006, Adet Kachi became CEO of Yehu Microfinance Trust, a Unitus partner serving the rural areas of coastal Kenya. This October, we were pleased to arrange for Adet to visit Equitas, a Unitus partner based in Chennai, India, as well as attend the 2009 Unitus Leadership Summit. We recently sat down with Adet to learn… Read more >

Unitus and Jamii Bora Featured in the Seattle Times

September 14, 2009 Media Exposure

Unitus Partner Jamii Bora Featured in the Seattle Times “Microfinance group helps Kenyans build a new life” KAPUTEI, Kenya — On the second night in her new house here, Jane Ngoiri told one of her children to get something out of the kitchen. Then she started laughing. “I told them, ‘It is us talking about… Read more >

Unitus and Jamii Bora Trust on CNBC Africa

July 7, 2009 Media Exposure

Unitus and Jamii Bora Trust Featured on CNBC Africa In June 2009, Unitus President Ed Bland was featured on CNBC Africa discussing Jamii Bora Trust, a Unitus partner since 2004. > Watch the CNBC Africa feature     Tags: Jamii Bora, kenya

Jamii Bora and Unitus in the Independent

May 28, 2009 Media Exposure

Jamii Bora and Unitus Featured in The Independent From “Kenyan eco-town: From the slums to a shining town on the hill” by Daniel Howden. The Independent. In Kenya a little bit of money and a can-do attitude go a long way. Daniel Howden sees how Kaputei has transformed the lives of the country’s poor Clarice Adhiambo… Read more >

Unitus and Yehu Microfinance Trust Form Partnership

April 15, 2009 Press Release

Unitus Expands Presence in East Africa through New Partnership with Kenyan Microfinance Provider Yehu Microfinance Trust Third East Africa partnership demonstrates Unitus’s deepening commitment to increasing microfinance accessibility in the region Seattle, WA, April 15, 2009 — Unitus, Inc., an international nonprofit dedicated to reducing global poverty by accelerating access to microfinance, is pleased to… Read more >

Jamii Bora Profiled

March 3, 2009 Media Exposure

Jamii Bora Trust Staff Member Profiled in MF Insights Gabriel Kadidi, currently the Senior Information Officer at Jamii Bora Trust(a Unitus partner since 2004), was recently featured in the Jan-Feb 2009 publication of MF Insights. Kadidi shared insights from his radio show “Step 2 Step Moments with Kadidi” on 99.9 Pamoja FM, which airs in Kibera, the… Read more >

Unitus Catches Up with Ingrid Munro

January 1, 2009 Update

Near the end of 2008, Unitus had the unique opportunity to sit down with one of the most promising leaders in microfinance today, Ingrid Munro, founder and director of Unitus partner Jamii Bora Trust. The interview was published in the November/December 2008 issue of Microfinance Insights, the industry’s leading trade publication. In an intimate conversation,… Read more >

Innovations in Microfinance: Africa

November 1, 2007 Update

Claudio Sissa, a Solutions Consultant from our Efficiency Team, recently traveled to Uganda and Kenya to study the African microfinance market. While there, Claudio visited Jamii Bora, a Unitus partner in Nairobi that is leading the way in innovative microfinance practices. Claudio was particularly interested in learning about their implementation of biometric POS (point of sale)… Read more >