Gender Finance News

African Enterprise Challenge Fund to launch by 2018 an initiative to women entrepreneurship in agriculture


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

The African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) which provides subsidies and interest-free loans to private companies in Africa, plans to launch by 2018 an initiative that aims to promote and support women entrepreneurship in agribusiness sector across the continent. This was revealed to the Ecofin Agency, by Steve Tawia, head of investments and assets management at AECF.

Tanzania Women Bank Disburses Sh120bn Loans to 86,000 Women


 | Source: The Citizen; All Africa

Tanzania Women Bank has since 2007 issued a total of Sh120 billion worth credit to 86,000 women, according to its director general Mr Japhet Justine.

Alitheia Identity Joins Global Summit on Financial Inclusion for Women


Global Leaders gather in Dar es Salaam for Women's World Banking's Making Finance Work for Women Summit

Zimbabwe: Women's Empowerment Bank Ready to Roll


 | Source: The Herald; All Africa

The setting up of Women Empowerment Bank is at an advanced stage with the bank's chief executive officer already appointed to kick start the financial institution's operations before year-end.

Nigeria: BoI Disburses Funds to Over 1,000 Plateau Women


 | Source: Daily Trust; All Africa

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has disbursed loan facilities ranging from N10,000 to N50,000 to over 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Plateau State, under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).

Zimbabwe: Women's Bank Up By September


 | Source: The Herald; All Africa

The setting up of a women's bank that will provide financial support to small and medium enterprises run by women is now at an advanced stage, a Cabinet minister has said.

Zimbabwe: $90m Package for SMEs Unveiled


 | Source: The Herald; All Africa

This comes as Government enhances efforts to stimulate economic growth through small to medium enterprises.

AfDB sign loan agreement with UBA and CRDB to support SMEs in Nigeria and Tanzania


The line of credit will finance infrastructure and SME projects.

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Tanzania: AfDB grants $120m line of credit to CRDB Bank


It will help finance infrastructure and SME projects.

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