Tag: kenya

Unitus, Inc. funds loan guarantee for Kenyan microfinance bank

January 31, 2011 Unitus Labs, 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 Unitus Labs, 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 Yehu Microfinance Trust Form Partnership

April 15, 2009 Press Release, Unitus Labs

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 >

Unitus Catches Up with Ingrid Munro

January 1, 2009 Unitus Labs, 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 Unitus Labs, 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 >