In a bid to empower women teachers in Kenya, the Kenya Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA) has launched loan facilities for its 85,000 members.
This move is aimed at providing financial support to women in the teaching profession, who are often marginalized and excluded from accessing credit facilities.
The launch of the loan facilities was announced by KEWOTA National Chairperson, Ms. Mary Muteshi, who highlighted the association’s commitment to the welfare of women teachers.
“We recognize the challenges that women teachers face, particularly in accessing affordable credit facilities.
With the launch of these loan facilities, we hope to address this gap and empower our members to achieve their financial goals,” said Ms. Muteshi.
The loan facilities will be provided by Direct-line Insurance Company, a leading provider of financial services in Kenya.
The company’s support for KEWOTA is seen as a significant step towards promoting financial inclusion and gender equality in the country.
“We are delighted to partner with KEWOTA in this noble initiative. As an organization, we believe in empowering women and creating opportunities for them to thrive. By providing loan facilities to KEWOTA members, we hope to contribute towards building a more inclusive and prosperous society,” said Direct-line Insurance Company CEO, Mr. John Mwangi.
Speaking on behalf of KEWOTA members, Ms. Benta expressed her gratitude for the launch of the loan facilities.
“These facilities will really serve our members well, especially those who have been struggling to access credit from traditional lenders. We are grateful to KEWOTA and Direct-line Insurance Company for this support,” she said.
The launch of the loan facilities is expected to have a significant impact on the lives of women teachers in Kenya.
With access to affordable credit, they will be able to invest in their businesses, education, and other ventures that will contribute towards their financial stability and growth