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Monthly Archives: October 2020

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KWFT’s Mark of Excellence – SFI Catalyst Awards

KWFT is delighted to have triumphed during the Catalyst Awards 2019. The awards launched the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) in 2016, over the years have sort to recognize and celebrate institutions that practice catalytic finance which has a direct impact on the financial industry, economy and the society at large.

This year, the Catalyst Awards attracted 47 entries from 14 financial institutions, they included; KWFT, ABC Bank, Barclays/Absa, Co-operative Bank, Credit Bank, DTB, Equity Bank Group, Faulu Microfinance Bank, KCB Bank, National Bank, NCBA, Rafiki Microfinance Bank, Stanbic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. It is worth to note that Kenya Bankers Association has a membership of 46 Banks.

The awards celebration was held on Friday 15th, November 2019 at the Serena Hotel Nairobi and presided over by the Central Bank of Kenya Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge.

KWFT’s performance was exceptional as we were the only Microfinance Bank which was awarded for having embedded Sustainable Finance Practices in all our banking operations.

The Institution submitted strong cases in its entry categories which went through a rigorous judging process where KWFT came out strong as follows:

  • Category 2(D): Promoting Gender Inclusivity – Winner
  • Category 7: Most Improved Bank Award – Winner
  • Category 2 (A): Financing Small Medium Enterprises – 1st Runners Up
  • Category 6: Best Overall Bank Award – 2nd Runners Up

KWFT commends the Kenya Bankers Association for providing a platform that encourages all Financial Institutions to embrace the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) guiding principles to ensure the success of the banking industry.

KWFT will continue to offer sustainable solutions while encouraging gender inclusivity to foster financial inclusion for sustainable economic development.

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KWFT Shines at the Nairobi International Trade Fair

The annual Nairobi International Trade Fair was this year held from 30th September to 6th October 2019. The trade fair attracted over 500 exhibitors from all over the world, who came to display their products and services. The event was also attended by thousands of people who came to learn more about emerging technologies in various industries, visit stands for various establishments as well as to have fun.

The colourful week event was officially opened by the ASK Patron, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday 2nd October 2019. During the opening ceremony, the KWFT Managing Director Mr. Mwangi Githaiga was awarded the Life Governor Award by the President. This award was given to Mr. Mwangi for supporting agribusiness initiatives, which are aimed at ensuring food security at the National level and poverty eradication.

On Thursday 3rd October 2019, the show was graced by His Excellency the Deputy President, Dr. William Samoei Ruto. He was hosted at the KWFT stand by GM Marketing, Communications and Innovation, Juliana Wanjiru, GM Nairobi Zone, Charity Kabiru, Senior Manager- Product Sales – Agribusiness, Albert Bundi and the Nairobi Zone Regional Managers.

KWFT was recognized for its excellence in the following categories:

  • Best Stand in Current Show Theme Interpretation – Position 1
  • Best Microfinance Institution Stand – Position 1

KWFT stood out with an impressive stand which was strategically located along the main street of the showground. The stand also had a demo farm and various agri-assets on display. Some of the assets on display were two tractors, a pickup, a mini milk dispensing machine and a milking machine.

KWFT appreciates everyone who visited the Institution’s stand and remains committed to transforming lives.