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Background Information

Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (formelry in the  Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development)established in August 2007, to provide accessible and affordable credit to support
women start and/or expand business for wealth and employment creation.

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The Fund also provides business support services such as capacity building,marketing, promotion of linkages and infrastructure support.  It is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030 and therefore a demonstration of
the Kenya Government’s commitment to the realization of the Millennium Development Goal on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (MDG 3).

Within a span of four (4) years this commitment has been actualized in 2011 when the Fund emerged the winner of the Millennium Development Goals Award for outstanding achievement on promoting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.