SME’s in Kenya get a boost

Invest In Africa COO Wangechi Muriuki and Educate Global Fund Manager, Sandrine Henton during the partnership agreement signing in Nairobi. PHOTO: CHRIS NYAMUTA.

Nairobi, KENYA: Invest In Africa (IIA) Kenya chapter entered into a collaboration with Educate Global, a Kenyan- based private equity asset manager focused on education.

Speaking at the launch of the Partnership, Wangechi Muriuki, COO Invest in Africa welcomed EGF to join its pool of leading Partners in advancing the agenda of SME growth and job creation in the economy.

She stated that IIA is seeking to create 1 million jobs and connect SMEs to tenders worth USD 1billion.

“IIA is delighted to have EGF join our pool of partners. We are committed to building sustainable solutions to job creation and sustainable development in the country, and this partnership will go a long way in supporting our agenda,” Wangechi said.

Educate Global is a newly-formed fund management company aiming to invest in small and medium businesses, in sectors with direct impact on educational outcomes for children and young people in East Africa.

IIA is working to enhance SME access to skills, markets and finance in partnership with leading organizations in Kenya to drive job creation and enterprise development in the economy.

IIA’s collaboration with Educate Global represents shares networks and expertise to support SMEs across Kenya with vital skills, markets and access to finance.