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August 23, 2016

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» Youth Fund At Agricultural Forum
» Youth Sensitized On Jobs Abroad
» Make Careers, Build Enterprises Out Of Talent
» Biz May Include Challenges, But Worth It
» Kudos to Staff!
» Follow Your Passion
» Accessing Loans Now Easier
» Malawi Visits YEDF
» CS Sicily Kariuki Urges Youth To Shun Violence
» Nakuru Youth To Trade In Modern YEDF Stalls
» PS for Gender in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Ms. Zeinab Hussein encourages young women to rise up and do great things
» Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi urges youth to take up loans from the fund to start and expand businesses
» Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi urges young people to interact with the Fund
» Youth Fund Board Director Julie Waweru encourages young people to take up products and services provided by the Youth Fund
» Public Service, Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Urges Youth To Take Loans
» Youth Fund Director Encourages Youth To Take Loans
» Youth To Get Loans In Two Weeks
» Youth Fund in initiatives to enhance loan uptake
» Youth Fund Board Appoints New CEO
» Government commits Kshs. 2Billion to support youth in Agriculture
» 100 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training
» 1.5 Million Disbursed to youth in Westlands Constituency
» President Uhuru Kenyatta urges youth to take advantage of the Affirmative Funds
» Youth Fund Chairman Lauds the New Law on Capping Bank Interest Rates
» 45 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training
» IT’S BIG!!! The YEDF Live Online Chat
» Follow And Live Your Dreams
» Zimbabwean Delegates

Youth Fund at agricultural youth forum

Youth Fund at agricultural youth forum

The Youth Fund participated at an agricultural youth forum held at Laita Resource Centre,
Kajiado County. The event was organized in partnership with the Agricultural Sector
Development
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Youth sensitized on jobs abroad

Youth sensitized on jobs abroad

In the recent past, there has been increased influx of labor export recruitment agencies
in the country. Majority of these agencies have been operating illegally
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Make careers, build enterprises out of talent

Make careers, build enterprises out of talent

Creative products and cultural activities have a real potential to generate economic and
social gains. The production and distribution of creative products can yield income

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Biz may include challenges but worth it

Biz may include challenges but worth it

Violence broke out following the announcement of the disputed presidential election in December 2007. There was a lot of destruction of property, looting, rioting and killings

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Kudos to staff!

Kudos to staff!

Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi has commended
members of staff for their dedication to duty that has in turn steered the
Fund on a steady path towards achieving its goals

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Follow your passion

Follow your passion

My name is Ann Wanjiku, I am the secretary of the
Novelty Youth group based in Limuru, Kiambu County. Our group was formed and
registered in the year 2012

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Accessing loans now easier

Accessing loans now easier

The Youth Fund Board chairman Ronald Osumba has
encouraged young people to apply for business loans from the fund because
requirements to qualify have been made more flexible

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Malawi visits YEDF

Malawi visits YEDF

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund hosted a
delegation from the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower
Development in Malawi. The team of nine officials was led by Chief Director

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CS, Sicily Kariuki urges youth to shun
violence

CS, Sicily Kariuki urges youth to shun violence

The Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth
and Gender Affairs Ms. Sicily Kariuki has advised youth to shun violence
during the upcoming general elections

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Nakuru youth to trade in modern YEDF
stalls

Nakuru youth to trade in modern YEDF stalls

At least 300 youth from Nakuru County are now
trading in decent trading premises. This follows the construction of 150
market stalls by the Youth Enterprise Development Fund

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PS for Gender in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Ms. Zeinab Hussein encourages young women to rise up and do great things

The PS for Gender in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Ms. Zeinab Hussein has encouraged young women to rise up and do great things in the world. She said that everyone has innate power to do great things and must discover theirs.
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Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi urges youth to take up loans from the fund to start and expand businesses

Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi has urged youth to take up loans from the fund to start and expand businesses in order to gain economic independence. He was concerned at the low uptake of loans despite availability of funds. He said that the government had set aside these funds
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Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi urges young people to interact with the Fund

Youth Fund CEO Josiah Moriasi has urged young people to interact with the Fund and provide feedback that will be used to improve service delivery. He said that that Fund would like to provide services that are responsive to the needs of youth entrepreneurs and this will only be possible
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Youth Fund Board Director Julie Waweru encourages young people to take up products and services provided by the Youth Fund

Youth Fund Board Director Julie Waweru has encouraged young people to take up the various products and services provided by the Youth Fund in order to gain economic independence. She said that the Fund has officers in every constituency who help youth in the loan application process
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Public Service, Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Urges Youth To Take Loans

The Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Ms. Sicily Kariuki has urged youth and women to be proactive in taking up loans from the affirmative funds. She said that the government had set up these funds to provide easy and accessible loans to help them start
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Youth Fund Director Encourages Youth To Take Loans

Youth Fund Board Director Julie Waweru has encouraged young people to take up Youth Fund loans to do business in order to gain economic independence. She said that the Fund was offering affordable loans and other business support services to help youth start and expand businesses.
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Youth To Get Loans In Two Weeks

Youth will now be able to get loans from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund within two weeks of application, down from two months. Board chairman Ronald Osumba said that this was achieved by analyzing the loan processing procedures, eliminating duplications and mitigating delays.
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Youth Fund in initiatives to enhance loan uptake

Mr. Osumba was speaking in his office when he received journalists who had visited to enquire on the efforts the board is making to reach out to youth. He added that the fund is planning to carry out business opportunity mapping so as to link financing to viable opportunities
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Take advantage of government programmes, youth urged

Take advantage of government programmes, youth urged

Youth Enterprise Development Fund board Chairman Ronald Osumba has challenged unemployed youth to take advantage of the many government initiatives to empower themselves economically. He noted that in an effort to achieve financial inclusion for all, the government
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Youth Fund Board Appoints New CEO

Youth Fund Board Appoints New CEO

Josiah Moriasi Arabu is the new Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Moriasi’s appointment by the YEDF Board of Directors concludes an intensive four-month recruitment process. Announcing the appointment, YEDF Board Chairman Ronald Osumba said the Board was
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Government commits Kshs. 2Billion to support youth in Agriculture

Government commits Kshs. 2Billion to support youth in Agriculture

The Government of Kenya has committed Kshs. 2Billion of its tax revenues to support youth in agriculture. This was announced by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta during the official opening of the Nairobi International Trade Fair held on 5th October 2016 at the Jamhuri Show grounds
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100 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training

100 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training

The Youth Fund has conducted a pre-departure training for 100 youth who have secured jobs in Afghanistan, Qatar and Bahrain. The training took place on 16th and 17th September 2016 at the Fund’s offices in Upperhill. The youth will take up jobs in the food service industry and some will work as electricians
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1.5 Million Disbursed to youth in Westlands Constituency

1.5 Million Disbursed to youth in Westlands Constituency

Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF) has issued cheques worth Kshs.1.5million to youth owned enterprises in Westlands Constituency in Nairobi County. The loans were given to successful youth groups applicants in the area to enable them start and expand their enterprises
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Youth Fund Chairman Lauds the New Law on Capping Bank Interest Rates

45 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training

YEDF Chairman Mr. Ronnie Osumba welcomes the move by the President to curb new interest rates by signing the Banking (Amendment) Bill, 2015 into law. Osumba said the law will open unprecedented opportunities for young people, especially those in business or planning to get into business.
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45 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training

45 Youth Undertake Pre-Departure Training

The Youth Fund has today carried out a pre-departure training for 45 youth who have secured jobs in Qatar and Bahrain. The youth will take up jobs as electricians, drivers and security guards for a renewable contract period of two years
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IT’S BIG!!! YEDF LIVE ONLINE CHAT

IT’S BIG!!! YEDF LIVE ONLINE CHAT

The Youth Enterprise Development Fund has introduced two live feed online engagements #ChairmanYEDFLive and #YEDFBaraza to provide an opportunity for young Kenyans to get an insight into what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and at the same time give and get real time feedback from the online audience/users
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ZIMBABWEAN DELEGATES AT YOUTH FUND FOR BENCHMARKING

ZIMBABWEAN DELEGATES AT YOUTH FUND FOR BENCHMARKING

Delegates from Ministry of Youth Indigenization and Economic Empowerment from Zimbabwe, lead by the Director of Economic Empowerment Ms. Caroline Murewi, paid a courtesy call to Youth Fund Regional Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Njue in Nyeri County, Central Region…
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what it takes to follow and live your dreams

Ruai Family Hospital

Meet 29 year old Dr. Maxwell Okoth, the proprietor of the fully fledged Ruai Family hospital. He is also one of the few health’s experts leaving a double dream…
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