Leaders raise concern over slow uptake of women funds

A section of leaders from Kajiado County have raised concern over the slow uptake of the women enterprise funds.

According to statics, the fund has only been benefited urban women groups due to lack of awareness on how to acquire the government funds.

For a long time, Maasai women in Kajiado County have solely applied for loans from microfinance organizations and banks.

However the narrative is slowly changing as the local community embraces Huduma Mashinani initiative following sustained sensitization programs to create awareness on exploring the national government’s fund.

Kajiado East Mp Peris Tobiko expressed her disappointment noting that more sensitization about government funds ought to be done so as to financially empower the Maasai woman.

Kajiado Women Representative Janet Teyiaa urged women and youth to take advantage of the government’s fund.

Meanwhile, the office of Nyandarua Woman MP Faith Gitau in conjunction with the national government have launched Huduma Mashinani program in an effort to ensure that people have easy access to government services.

The program entails bringing all services provided at Huduma centres to the people at the grassroots level.

The move will see residents saved from travelling long distances in search of government services.

Services offered will include applications for IDs, Birth Certificates, Police Abstracts, KRA services, NSSF, NHIF, registration of Self Help groups, Pensions applications and Affirmative Action Funds such as Uwezo Fund, Youth Enterprise Development Fund, and Women Enterprise Fund.



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