The creation of a vibrant and globally competitive economic sector hinges on financial inclusion. It is through this that Kenya anticipates to create jobs, promote a culture of savings and finance the country’s investment needs. Rated highly on mobile penetration, Kenya has the opportunity to enhance not only access and utilization, but also build the capability of the consumers for enhanced protection and sound financial behavior. Reaching individuals and groups that are historically underserved remains the biggest challenge. A large number of women and youth have low levels of education and skills with many still facing cultural obstacles that hinder them from accessing finance.
At Co-operative Bank Foundation, we have the opportunity to make a strong contribution to our community by promoting financial literacy among the youth and women, strengthening financial and operational growth for youth-led and women-led groups and credit organizations as well as provision of financial access and enterprise skills training.