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Month of the Woman Entrepreneur (MOWE) Gala Dinner Awards

The International Labour Organization (ILO- WEDGE) recognized the Fund's beneficiaries and financial intermediary partners at  the MOWE gala dinner  Awards which was one of the events to mark the Month of the Woman Entrepreneur.

CATEGORY A: BEST WOMEN GROUPS

CATEGORY B: BEST WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR

CATEGORY C: BEST MICRO FINANCE INSTITUTION (WEF Financial Intermediary Partner)  

 

CATEGORY A:

BEST WOMEN GROUPS

I. BEST WOMEN GROUP -TONNEY I. RED WOMEN GROUP –KISUMU TOWN WEST COSTITUENCY.

Outstanding features

  • Outstanding credit history evidenced by number of loans taken(total of 7 loans)
  • Tonney Red is unique because it has graduated from Constituency Women Enterprise Scheme loans to accessing WEF loans through the Banks.
  • Ability to run individual and Group business concurrently.
  • The group is positively touching the lives of over 2000 retail business men and women by supplying them products for resale at affordable prices.
  • The group supports and runs sensitization programmes on HIV-AIDs.

II.RUNNERS UP - NAKWAMEKUI WOMEN GROUP- TURKANA CENTRAL CONSTITUENCY

Nakwamekui women group in Turkana central has beaten all the odds to run successful businesses. They truly deserved recognition as an example of the strength of a woman. They run 3 businesses namely a Posho mill, a shop and a Butchery in Lorkung and have an excellent repayment history. It has also created decent jobs for 3 Kenyans. They are committed and resilient despite the harsh environment in Turkana

CATEGORY B: BEST WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR

Regina Kagunya - Nyeri Town Constituency

Over 64,000 women have benefited through the Financial Intermediary channel and Ms.Regina emerged tops for being an outstanding entrepreneur.She makes Woolen bags, Wooden necklaces, wollen bedcovers and shawls. Her originality and innovativeness won the hearts of the panelists. She has facilitated technology transfer through a machine she bought with our loans.

CATEGORY C: BEST MICRO FINANCE INSTITUTION (WEF Financial Intermediary Partner)

WAKENYA PAMOJA SACCO SOCIETY LIMITED

The Headquarters of the SACCO is in Kisii Town.

Wakenya Pamoja SACCO emerged tops out of our 66 financial intermediary partners. The most outstanding feature of Wakenya Pamoja is their ability to revolve the funds given to them from an original Kshs. 20 M to Kshs. 63M. Other features include positively touching the lives of over 2000 women, a well developed branch network and reaching the unbanked.

WEF’s SMS banking can be used to do the following

This allows you to get a statement of transactions for your group’s loan account.  In an SMS, write the word MIN, followed by # then the Group Account ID as below. Then send to 22501 and wait for the response.

 

MIN#GroupAccountID      e.g   MIN#501000001

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This enables one to get the loan balance of their group’s account. In an SMS, write the word BAL, followed by # then the Group Account ID as below. Then send to 22501 and wait for the response.

 

BAL#GroupAccountID      e.g   BAL#501000001

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This lets you know whether your loan application has been keyed into WEF’s loan processing system, whether it has been approved, whether it has been disbursed, and even whether it has been rejected. In an SMS, write the word STATUS, followed by # then your national ID number as below. Then send to 22501 and wait for the response.

 

STATUS#YourNationaLIDNumber      e.g    STATUS#21111111

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This allows users to get help for the various service commands that are available on SMS Banking. In an SMS, write the word HELP as below. Then send to 22501 and wait for the response.

HELP  

RESPONSES AFTER SENDING A TEXT MESSAGE TO 22501

Depending on the service queried, the user can get any of the following responses:

Status of a loan application

The response may be that your group’s application is awaiting approval, your group’s loan has been disbursed, or that your group’s loan has been rejected. If the national ID number you have specified is not found in WEF’s loan processing system, you will be notified that your group’s loan application form has not been keyed in. 

Balance Inquiry

If the message was entered correctly: [Date]: [Account Number]: [Available Balance]: from Women Enterprise Fund. Thank you.

If you specify a wrong group account: You have entered an invalid account; please contact Customer Service on 0714606845. Thank You

Mini Statement  

If the message was entered correctly: [Account Number]: [Statement]: [Available Balance]

If no details: No Transaction Details

If wrong group account: You have entered an invalid account; please contact Customer Service on 0714606845. Thank You

Help  

A list of commands will be displayed to you

Invalid Command

 

If you enter an invalid command: You have entered an invalid command, Please SMS HELP for a list of commands or Contact Customer Service on 0714606845. Thank You

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