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April 7-10, 2010  Nairobi, Kenya
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Field Visits

Field visits to leading microfinance institutions will be available on the days listed below for USD $25 (1,875 KES). They will include transportation to and from the field and lunch. You can select ONE field visit from each date that they are being offered: April 6th,  April 10th and April 11th.

Jamii Bora (6 April, 10 April and 11 April)*

Jamii Bora is a unique Micro Finance Institution that started with 50 beggars in 1999 and has grown to 260,000 members in ten years. With services that include health, life and disaster insurances, affordable housing, water, sanitation, renewable energy, and business education in addition to microfinance, Jamii Bora serves the very poor and assists its members to climb out of poverty. Some climb very fast others slowly, but everybody climbs.

To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.
* Please note that you will have the possibility to get a French translation for these visits. Please indicate your preference at the time of your registration.

www.jamiibora.org

Equity Bank Limited (6 April and 10 April)*

Equity Bank is the leading Microfinance Bank in Africa, listed at the Nairobi and Uganda Stock Exchanges. It is the largest bank in the region in terms of customer base with 52% of all bank accounts in Kenya and has presence in Uganda & Southern Sudan. The Bank has received accolades for its transformational business model that has enabled millions of ‘unbanked’ people access to affordable financial services. Equity Bank is the holder of the Best Microfinance Bank in Africa Award by the African Banker in 2008 and 2009.

To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.

* Please note that you will have the possibility to get a French translation for these visits. Please indicate your preference at the time of your registration.

www.equitybank.co.ke

Faulu (6 April and 10 April)*

Faulu is the first licensed deposit taking microfinance Institution in Kenya. With over 80 outlets nationwide, Faulu has about 250,000 clients with 140,000 outstanding loans whose balance is 3.4 Billion KES (approx. $USD 45 Million) served by 930 staff. Faulu started as a micro-lending pilot program of Food for the Hungry International in Nairobi’s Mathare Slum 17 years ago and its core business is the transformation of lives through savings, credit and other relevant financial solutions.

To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.

* Please note that you will have the possibility to get a French translation for these visits. Please indicate your preference at the time of your registration.

www.faulukenya.com

Kadet Ltd (Kenya Agency for the Development of Enterprise and Technology) (6 April)

A subsidiary of World Vision Kenya, KADET started to offer financial solutions to low-income entrepreneurs in 2001. KADET now operates a distribution of 55 offices with over 200 staff; impacting over 80,000 children, over 10,000 families and creating employment for over 30,000 people annually. The MFI enhances its strong rural presence by embracing technology in order to achieve business growth, efficiency, strong brand, and transformation into a deposit taking MFI.

To get a brief description and the schedule of the field visits, click here.

www.kadet.co.ke

Kenya ECLOF (Ecumenical Church Loan Fund) (6 April)

Kenya ECLOF is a faith based MFI that provides financial and non financial services to micro, small and medium entrepreneurs and organizations in Kenya. With an expanding branch network, Kenya ECLOF is driven by the commitment to create wealth and reach to millions that are unbanked. There are continuous efforts to partner, build capacity and remain responsive to client needs amid plans to transform into a Deposit Taking MFI.

To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.

www.eclof-kenya.org

K-Rep Bank (6 April and 10 April)

K-Rep Bank is a licensed commercial bank that specializes in microfinance and is the first micro-finance commercial bank in Kenya. The bank is distinguished from other commercial banks or financial institutions, by its social mission of addressing poverty by supporting employment, income generation and savings mobilization activities of low-income & poor people, as a means of building an asset base for poor house-holds.

To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.

www.k-repbank.com

Kenya Women Finance Trust Limited (6 April and 10 April)

A microfinance institution founded in 1981, KWFT provides financial and non financial services to small scale women entrepreneurs in Kenya. Currently having over 170 field and administrative offices, there are 370,000 women members as at October 2009. The current portfolio outstanding stands at Kenya shillings 9 billion and expected to disburse this financial year ending December 2009 Kenya shillings 15 billion. As an institution, we are in the process of acquiring a Deposit Taking Microfinance license in order for our clients to access more financial services from within.

To get a brief description and the schedule of field visits, click here.

www.kwft.org

Date

Maximum Number of Delegates

Morning Field Site Agenda

9:00am – 12:00pm

(Pick up at Conference

Center 9:00am)

Lunch Break

12:00 – 1:30pm

Afternoon Field Site Agenda

1:30pm – 5:00pm

(Depart field site to arrive back at conference center by 5:00pm)

Tuesday

6th April 2010

(Maximum 300)

You should choose one of the thematic areas for the morning:

· Youth – Providing Inclusive Financial Services for the youth of Africa

· Reaching the un-banked – Use of technology and mobile banking

Locations will be both in urban and rural areas

You should choose one of the thematic areas for the afternoon:

· Micro Finance and Gender – Enabling women overcome growth barriers

· Financing Agriculture – Using Value Chain Financing model

Saturday

10th April 2010

(Maximum 300)

You should choose one of the thematic areas :

· Youth – Providing Inclusive Financial Services for the youth of Africa

· Reaching the un-banked – Use of technology and mobile banking

Locations will be both in urban and Rural areas

You should choose one of the thematic areas :

· Micro Finance and Gender – Enabling women overcome growth barriers

· Financing Agriculture – Using Value Chain Financing model