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Absa Bank Kenya unveils kitty for women traders

Women account for 48 per cent of all SMEs

In Summary

• Funds will be lent out to women entrepreneurs

Absa Bank Kenya MD Jeremy Awori, board member Winnie Auma, Gender CS Margret Kobia and Stanford University Global regional director Patricia Ithau
Absa Bank Kenya MD Jeremy Awori, board member Winnie Auma, Gender CS Margret Kobia and Stanford University Global regional director Patricia Ithau
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Absa Bank Kenya on Tuesday unveiled a kitty to be lent out to women entrepreneurs.

The event was graced by Absa Bank Kenya MD Jeremy Awori and Gender CS Margaret Kobia.    

"Women form 50 per cent of the local and global population and account for 48 per cent of all SMEs, creating at least 45 per cent of all new jobs," Awori said.

In attendance were Absa Bank Kenya PLC board member Winnie Auma, Kepsa CEO Carole Kariuki and Stanford University Global regional director Patricia Ithau

Absa Kenya SME RM Patricia Mburu, head of SME portfolio Caroline Onyango and SME cluster manager Valentine Mola
Absa Kenya SME RM Patricia Mburu, head of SME portfolio Caroline Onyango and SME cluster manager Valentine Mola
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The setting during the launch
The setting during the launch
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Absa Kenya premier banking head Susan Mavungo, premier relationship manager Grace Njoroge and branch manager Miriam Sironik
Absa Kenya premier banking head Susan Mavungo, premier relationship manager Grace Njoroge and branch manager Miriam Sironik
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Absa Kenya SME banker Ruth Chirchir, forex product Catherine Njambi and SME banker Sylvia Kiplangat
Absa Kenya SME banker Ruth Chirchir, forex product Catherine Njambi and SME banker Sylvia Kiplangat
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Absa Kenya Village Market branch manager Florence Kithinji, Southfields branch manager Jane Mungai and SME banker Jemaima Auma.
Absa Kenya Village Market branch manager Florence Kithinji, Southfields branch manager Jane Mungai and SME banker Jemaima Auma.
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Kensawana MD Esther Nganga and Absa Kenya SME banker Maryanne Wanzare
Kensawana MD Esther Nganga and Absa Kenya SME banker Maryanne Wanzare
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