publication . Article . 2012

The Challenges Facing Small-Scale Women Entrepreneurs: A Case of Kenya

Fridah Muriungi Mwobobia;
Open Access
  • Published: 14 Mar 2012 Journal: International Journal of Business Administration, volume 3, issue 2 March, pages 112-121
Abstract
The study sought to identify the challenges facing small scale women entrepreneurs in Kenya and initiatives put in place to counter the challenges. The study employed desktop research. MSEs Baseline survey, recorded that 612,848 women in Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in Kenya, accounting for 47.4 per cent of all those in MSEs. The study showed that women tended to operate enterprises associated with traditional women¡¯s roles, such as hairstyling. The small and micro enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the Kenyan Economy such as creating jobs however they face serious challenges such as lack of finance, discrimination, problems with the city counci...
Subjects
free text keywords: Women Entrepreneurs, Challenges, Small and Micro-Enterprises (Smes), Initiatives to Empower, Kenya, Women entrepreneurs, Business, Economic growth, Capacity building, Marketing, Kenya, Private sector, Baseline survey
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