Equity Group Foundation facilitates job creation and economic growth through providing micro and small entrepreneurs with advice, mentorship and entrepreneurship training.

Kshs.275.29B disbursed to 290,713 MSMEs under the Young Africa Works Kenya program.

2,465,000 Women and Youth trained in financial education


The business skills training is based on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) curricula.


Digital Literacy training is conducted for Micro, Small and Medium scale enterprises (MSMEs).


We provide hand holding or aftercare through mentoring and business advisory visits, and also Business support and advice through SMS tips.

Financial Education

EGF improves financial access, financial capability, and individual and household financial security by connecting low-income populations to bank accounts and expert financial literacy trainings.

Financial Knowledge for Africa (FiKA)

EGF in partnership with Mastercard Foundation launched Financial Knowledge for Africa (FiKA) in 2010, to deliver quality financial literacy training to women, youth and micro-entrepreneurs from low income areas. The program, which covers budgeting, savings, debt management and financial services and products has trained over 2.5 million people.

Having recognized the diverse financial needs of the people of Africa, we developed a tailored training curriculum for the various target groups, delivered in two approaches:

  1. Classroom approach: This is on experiential and practical basis, through the use of adult learning principles.
  2. Digital approach: This is a supplementary learning approach where learning information is embedded in the Equitel SIM in easy to read formats.


2,465,000 women and youth population in Kenya have been trained in financial education

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