The Uwezo Fund was launched by His Excellency the president of the republic of Kenya in 2013. The Fund is a flagship program for vision 2030 at enabling women, youth and persons living with disabilities to access finances to promote businesses and enterprises at the constituency level. It is therefore a venture for in curbing enterprises, creating employment and growing the economy. 

Since inception, the Fund has done a lot in ensuring that its mandate  is in line with the big four agenda as  shown in the chart below:

From the statistics, it shows that high percentage of groups venture in agricultural sector majorly food security. Household food security exists when all members at all times have access to enough food for an active, healthy life. That is why many of the groups decided to choose food as their main source of income as shown in the chart.

The Sengeteti Focal women group from Bungoma county is a good example of a group who engage in planting sweet potatoes and value addition in cooking chapati, cakes and biscuits in this case.

The Fund continues to sensitize its beneficiaries on the benefits of registering with NHIF in order to access affordable healthcare.

Through the loans they have received from Uwezo Fund, many beneficiaries have been able to access affordable housing by creating employment and in turn improving their living standards.

In trade sector, as the name suggests it involves exchange of goods and services. However, Rwayambu Self –Help group is a group decided to try their lack in this sector, they ventured in selling garment material and dresses.

Service is another type of activity where some of the groups chose to engage in. Mercy Heart Self Help group from Meru County decided to help people living with disabilities by feeding clothing and cleaning them. Moreso, Elzoe Self Help group ventured in knitting table mats and Silver ladies who engage in bead work are some of the groups that ventured in the manufacturing sector.

Therefore, more sensitization needs to be done so that other sectors are given priority like Agriculture as shown in the chart. The following are examples of the groups that have benefited from the Fund:

Bungoma County

SENGETETI FOCAL AREA WOMEN GROUP

The group is located in Kabuchai constituency,Bungoma Central sub-county in Bungoma county. Read More HERE

CHEBUKUTUMI TUMAINI WOMEN GROUP

The group is from Bungoma county ,Kabuchai constituency. Read more HERE

Makueni County

ELZOE SELF HELP GROUP

Kiambu County

SILVER LADIES GROUP

SILVER LADIES GROUP

Siaya County

Meru County

RWAYAMBU SELF-HELP GROUP

MERCY HEART SELF-HELP GROUP

Kisii County

TAYEC EMPOWERMENT GROUP

Machakos County

HOPE DISABILITY GROUP

ROCK AND ROLL YOUTH GROUP

Kisumu County

KICK ARTISANS DEVELOPMENT GROUP

KONOKA SELF HELP GROUP

Mombasa County

MIKINDANI WOMEN MOVEMENT GROUP

MOMBASA DEAF WOMEN GROUP

Nairobi County

GOD IS ABLE WIDOWS GROUP

MAY TABLE W.G

BASE DISABLED GROUP

This  is a group located in Kamukunji constituency, Nairobi county. Read more about this group here

VISION SISTER WOMEN

The group is based in Nairobi county,Kamukunji constituency. Read more about this here
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