Women to benefit from Sh5 billion fund from Barclays Bank

How does 2016 look for women in business?

Great! Barclays Bank has created a Sh5 billion fund in a plan to bring at least one million traders to the market globally by 2020.

images1This was announced by Barclays Kenya boss Jeremy Awori during the International Forum on Women in Business held at the Intercontinental hotel late last year.

Barclays also announced the opening of a training programme on financial literacy targeting 10,000 women and girls in the country.

“We are dedicating Sh5 billion to specifically support women in business. We will also offer advisory services to these businesses and work in close concert with them to ensure that they succeed,” said Mr Awori.

“Opportunities therefore exist for the private sector and government to work in close contact to unlock this gridlock and thus provide more Kenyans with an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the national economic agenda,” said Mr Awori.