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Kenyan SMEs warm up to Islamic banking

Touted as the answer to conventional banking whose risky practices have come under the spotlight since the start of global financial crisis back in 2008, Islamic financing has enjoyed a growing popularity in the country with even the major banks introducing Sharia compliant financial products. Read more

Profit and loss sharing credit model entices youth to farming

Farm Capital Africa, an investment platform for sustainable agribusiness activities, is redesigning lending culture in the continent, thanks to its  unique model where it offers its clients both capital and technical expertise to boost their agricultural activities, share profit and losses before pulling out after a period  of at most two years. Read more

Pastoralists dump cows for gum tree as demand soars

The soaring demand for a naturally occurring component from the barks of Acacia tree, which is used across pharmaceuticals, drugs and photography industries, has given pastoralists from the Karamoja region of Uganda a new lifeline by collecting and selling it, at a time when climate change is wiping out almost  all their flocks. Read more

Mobile salon assists busy mums save time and cost

A beautician is offering busy Kenyan moms and their children the chance to get facials, manicures and pedicures from the comfort of their home assisting them save time and bond during the grooming session. Read more

E. African SMEs poised for better days with lowered calling rates

The cost of doing business in East Africa is set to go down, thanks to the one network initiative championed by the East Africa Community member states that will see calling rates lowered. The initiative is good news especially for Small Medium Entrepreneurs in the region who have for a long time been affected by high cross border calling rates Read more

Kid’s nose decongesting tool offers moms safe alternative

Angie, a young mother’s joy knew no bounds after delivering her healthy first son. Like every normal child the baby started off his journey of life on a jumpy note. Three weeks later however Angie started noticing breathing complications due to a congested nose resulting from flu. ad more

Online store connects parents to all tots’ needs

An online shop is giving parents a one-stop shop to cater for all their diaper needs. Parents will find a variety of diapers ranging from one for potty training to swimming diapers. Read more

Scientists target silkworms to contain Malaria

Scientists at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology are using the small factories that silkworm use to produce silk, to manufacture unique antigens on the spot that are key in diagnosing Malaria, with a successful trial expected to greatly curb Malaria spread while creating new demand for silk. Read more

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International markets open up to semi arid Kenya’s bio products

A not for profit organization is working with farmers in arid areas to tap into their natural resources and diversify their income with a honey beauty products venture in Laikipia and Samburu areas being the latest success story having now exposed farmers to export markets and provided alternative income. Read more...

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