images Philbert Aganyo - IIA Kenya Project Officer (Right)with Rael Mzee (Middle) and Margaret Ebenyo (Left)of Akiberan Aberu Suppliers and Contractors Ltd, pose for a photo after finalizing the loan agreement.
June 06, 2018


Invest in Africa (IIA-Kenya) is delighted to announce its first ever financing linkage offered to a local SME in Turkana County in the form of a business loan under the IIA Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS).

images IIA Chief Operations Officer, Wangechi Muriuki (left) and Educate Global Fund Manager, Sandrine Henton(right) strike a pose after launching the Partnership
March 08, 2018

Invest In Africa (IIA) – Kenya signs MoU with Educate Global in Support of SMEs in Kenya

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

March 02, 2018

Free TRACE Certification for APP Suppliers

Invest In Africa is giving limited opportunities to Mid-Sized SMEs on the African Partner (APP) Platform to acquire FREE TRACE Certification. TRACE certification is an internationally accepted certificate that shows your business is compliant in terms of anti-bribery and transparency. 

images Participants take part in the Turkana Local Enterprise and Economic Development Roundtable at the Stegra Hotel, Lodwar.
January 26, 2018

Invest In Africa (IIA) - Kenya participates in the two day Turkana Local Enterprise and Economic Development Roundtable

Invest In Africa partook in the 2-day Turkana Local Enterprise and Economic Development Roundtable held in Lodwar at the Stegra Hotel. The event was organised by International Finance Corporation (IFC) with the theme being: “Creating Markets, Creating Finance.”

images Invest Of Africa COO, Wangechi Muriuki, speaks to SMEs on accessing finance through the APP platform
January 17, 2018

IIA and K-EXPRO Conduct SME Recruitment Drive in Turkana for the Credit Guarantee Programme

 Invest in Africa-Kenya embarked on an SME recruitment drive in Turkana in partnership with Kenya Extractives Programme (K-EXPRO). The exercise focused on educating and recruiting regional Suppliers onto the African Partner Pool (APP) platform. Over 35 SMEs were enrolled on the platform.

January 16, 2018

Growth Mindset the Key to SME Prosperity

A closer scrutiny at SMEs shows even those that have this access to capital, corporate governance and training may still fail due to lack of a growth mindset from their owners. Growth-minded means looking for ways to constantly improve. It means being open to change and embracing it.

December 07, 2017

Enabling SMEs In Kenya to Scale Up

An SME is a small or medium sized enterprise. SME’s role in Kenya’s economy cannot be overlooked at any cost at this time of our economic development. The SME sector is reportedly the largest business cluster in Kenya and has created substantial job opportunities for Kenyans.

April 27, 2017

Invest In Africa launch B2B platform to help grow SME's in Africa

Invest In Africa Kenya  has launched the African partner pool (app) platform with 6 large corporates pledging to channel their procurement needs to the over 400 Kenyan SMEs already subscribed on the platform. The app is an online cross-sector business platform that promotes Kenyan SMEs, gives them access to tenders and finance, whilst helping multinationals find quality suppliers.

September 20, 2017

Inaccurate Information lowers trust to Lenders, says banker

Equity Bank Credit Risk Manager Timothy Mwatha Tuesday urged borrowers to provide accurate information when applying for bank loans. He added that some small enterprises treat banks like ‘enemies’ in the industry hence give inaccurate information which in turn has adverse effect on their reputation and trustworthiness.

September 07, 2017

SME's Urged To Use Apps To Grow Their Businesses

Small and medium size  enterprises have been urged to  embrace technology and take advantage of  available business applications in online platforms to enhance their businesses .

Speaking in Nairobi on a business forum in Nairobi , Timothy Mwatha, Equity Bank’s Credit Risk Manager said that such move will help the SME ‘s to grow their business remarkably .

September 29, 2017

Challenges to SME growth in Kenya

Many African countries are turning to entrepreneurs to support future growth. With entrepreneurship playing a vital role in the development of a vibrant and formal small business-sized sector, there is much scope for SMEs to support African growth.