The journey of the institution popularly known as the Kenya Women Holding (KWH) goes back thirty six years ago when the institution was founded in 1981, operating under the name Kenya Women Finance Trust ( KWFT).
Over the years, the institution established a name as the largest financial and non-financial provider in Kenya with a vast network of operations across the country and simply known as ‘ Kenya Women.’
KWFT continued lending monies to women entrepreneurs until 2009 when the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) introduced new rules to regulate the micro-finance sector, which led to the creation of two institutions, KWFT and KWH. KWFT being the lending institution and KWH providing development services. This separation of roles was effected in April 2010 with KWFT remaining a full subsidiary of KWH. This marked one more milestone in ENA’s journey in serving families through women in Kenya.
By March 2014, KWFT had grown to become a full fledged bank regulated