KCB & Tuskys partner to provide financing & a market to young contract farmers

(L-R) KCB Group Chairman Ngeny Biwott, KCB Foundation Director Jane Mwangi , Tuskys CEO Daniel Githua and Tuskys Chairman John Kago.

KCB (Kenya Commercial Bank) and Tuskys Supermarket have partnered to provide support to young people who are engaging in contract farming.

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The initiative aims to benefit 12,000 youths across 22 counties. KCB will provide asset financing and working capital while Tuskys Supermarkets will buy all the produce connected to the initiative.

[Also read: How the KCB 2Jiajiri job creation initiative works]

Additionally, KCB through its Foundation’s 2jiajiri youth entreprenrship program, will provide field based competency skills. Tuskys on its part will include some 2Jiajiri graduates in its internship program.

[Also read: How to apply for a paid internship at Tuskys]

Youth entrepreneurship is turning out to be a priority for Kenyan corporates with initiaves like BLAZE by Safaricom and Ready to Work by Barclays and targeting to help the youth get started out in business.

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