who we are

A state corporation mandated to provide financial and business development support services to youth owned enterprises

About Youth Fund

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund is a state corporation under the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Youth Affairs. It was gazetted on 8th December 2006 and then transformed into a State Corporation on 11th May 2007. The Fund is one of the flagship projects of Vision 2030, under the social pillar. Its strategic focus is on enterprise development as a key strategy that will increase economic opportunities for, and participation by Kenyan Youth in nation building. The Fund seeks to create employment opportunities for young people through entrepreneurship and encouraging them to be job creators and not job seekers. It does this by providing easy and affordable financial and business development support services to youth who are keen on starting or expanding businesses.



A sustainable and growing fund, economically empowering Kenyan Youth




To increase economic opportunities for, and participation by Kenyan youth in nation building through enterprise development and strategic partnerships



  • Provide loans to youth owned enterprises
  • Provide market support to youth enterprises
  • Facilitate youth enterprises to develop linkages with large enterprises
  • Provide trading premises and worksites
  • Provide business development services to youth owned enterprises
  • Facilitate youth to obtain jobs abroad


Core Values

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Equity and fairness
  • Professionalism
  • Value collaboration
  • Patriotism
  • Integrity and accountability


% Of Youth unemployed


year plan


billion shillings



Youth Projects

Some of the Youth Projects we have supported

Youth Innovation

Youth Innovation

Youth Innovation

Art Work

Youth Innovation

Greenhouse Farming

Youth Innovation

Brick Making Project

"Youth Enterprise Development Fund"

loan products

Bid bond and LPO/LSO financing

YEDF is offering Bid Bond and Local Purchase Order (LPO)/Local Service Order (LSO) financing to youth participating in government tenders. The loan is available to individuals, registered groups, partnerships and companies owned and run by the youth.
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Business expansion loan (Vuka)

The loan is advanced to youth who have existing businesses and are able to provide security. The objective of the loan is tp provide friendly large scale financing for business expansion. Applicants may be individual, partnerships or limited companies.
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Constituency Based Loans

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund provides the following loans to groups and individuals at the constituency level:
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our services

Enterprise Development

Providing Entrepreneurship training and appropriate Business Development Services to youth engaging in business....
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Market Support & Linkages

Market Support and Linkages

Marketing support is critical for the growth and general success of youth owned enterprises in Kenya, and many...
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Youth Employment Scheme Abroad

Youth employment scheme abroad (YESA) is one of the strategies of Youth Enterprise Development Fund Board (YEDFB) that...
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Commercial Infrastructure

The Commercial infrastructure mandate of The Fund is responsible for providing appropriate infrastructural...
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important links


Huduma Kenya AGPO Kenya Vision 2030 Kenya Public Service Youth & Gender KRA