Development Partners and Strategic Alliances

The Group and the Bank has established business relationships, strategic alliances and partnerships with several

organizations in its quest for the highest standards of corporate governance, accountability and business growth.

Some of these institutions include, but are not limited to:-

1. The MasterCard Foundation

2. UK Agency for International Development (UKaid)

3. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

4. Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

5. Hong Kong Shangai Banking Corporation(HSBC)

6. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

7. World Food Programme (WFP)

8. German Development Bank ( KFW)

9. United Nations International Fund for Children (UNICEF) jointly with Red Cross

10. United Nations Capital Development Fund ( UNCDF)

11. Swiss Foundation for Technical Co-operation ( Swisscontact)

12. Consultative Group Assisting the Poor (CGAP)

13. Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD)

14. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

15. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

16. The World Bank jointly with the Kenya Forest Service

17. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

18. Action Against Hunger ( ACF)

19. Food for the Hungry (FH)

20. Millennium Promise of Earth Institute

21. Kenyatta University

22. China Development Bank

23. ResponsAbility Global Microfinance Fund

24. Dexia Micro Credit Fund

25. Blue Orchard Loans for Development SA

26. Deutsche Bank Microfinance Fund

27. Ontwikelinslanden N.V (FMO)

28. Micro Finance Sector Support Credit (Ministry of Finance)

29. Microfinance Enhancement Facility (MEF)

30. International Finance Corporation (IFC)

31. European Investment Bank (EIB)

The Group and the Bank are also members of the following network associations and forums:

1. Association of Microfinance Institutions (AMFI)

2. Kenya Bankers Association (KBA)

3. Women’s World Banking (WWB)

4. Global Network for Banking Innovation (GNBI)

5. Small Business Banking Network (SBBN)

6. Micro Finance Network (MFN)

7. Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals 2010

8. World Economic Forum

9. Clinton Global Initiative

10. African Leadership Network (ALN)

11. UN Economic and Social Council