The World Bank pledges support for the Hustler Fund to lift Kenya’s most vulnerable group.
By Elkanah Nyauma
The World Bank has pledged to support the Hustler Fund to lift Kenya’s most vulnerable group.
The World Bank support for Hustler Fund comers after a consultative meeting at State House, Nairobi, between Kenya’s President William Ruto and Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank’s Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa.
Ms Kwakwa said the bank will offer the Hustler Fund technical and financial support.
“The bank associates strongly with programs and initiative that empower the poor and most vulnerable. We will bring to the table ways to provide a safety net for these individuals” she said.
Ms Kwakwa said World Bank will also support the country’s programmes against climate change.
President Ruto acknowledged the role the bank had played in the development of the country.
The President called on the Bank to increase investment in programmes to scale up agricultural productivity saying the government was working on the construction of dams and fertilizer subsidies among others.
“We are looking forward to your support in our development agenda,” he said.