The 2017 Kakamega ASK Show was held at the Kakamega Showground from 15th to 17th June 2017. The show was designed to cover various counties which include Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia, Bungoma, Uasin Gishu and Nandi giving the show attendants a great opportunity to get enlightened in diverse portfolios such as agriculture, technology and in entrepreneurship.
The show was officially opened by the Deputy Governor of Kakamega County Prof. Philip M. Kutima who also visited our stand and was delighted to learn more about the Institution’s impact to the society. KWFT was also privileged to host Prof. Peter L. Shalo of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
This year’s show hosted 48 exhibitors from the private and government sectors who had set up stands, from which, over 10,000 show attendants obtained valuable information guided by this year’s theme, ‘Promoting Innovation & Technology in Agriculture and Trade.
KWFT stand was exceptional, with the people of Kakamega being very receptive and appreciative of our products and services. At the stand, we had dedicated staff ready to address various inquiries from various guests such as the school going children, farmers and entrepreneurs. The stand incorporated a live demo farm displaying the following: Home improvement portfolio with; nyumba smart, solar powered TV, water tank and the pureit water purifier. The Agri portfolio included a hand driven tractor, posho mill, dairy farming, poultry house, a garden with drip lines, raised fish pond, beehive and a motor bike with a water pump. The stand attracted a huge number of people who were interested to get more information on KWFT’s unique products on display.
The Institution was once again recognized for its notable social impact to the society in transforming lives. For this reason KWFT received several prestigious awards during the show which include:
- Best Microfinance Institution Stand 1st Position
- Best Organization/Association In Community Service Stand 1st Position
- Best Stand In Youth Activities, Empowerments And Capacity 2nd Position
- Stand That Best Interprets The Show Theme 2nd Position
The Institution also supported the ASK CSR activity known as the Harvest Festival which was held at the ASK Church Milimani in Kakamega. The Institution donated food stuff towards supporting the needy.
KWFT appreciates the ASK management for organizing the unique platform for institutions to showcase their products and services at the County. KWFT will continue to offer agri-value chain players unique products and financing to support their ventures.