KCB Foundation Launches 50 Billion 2Jiajiri Program

Today the KCB Foundation launched its youth empowerment program dubbed 2Jiajiri, a program that seeks to empower budding entrepreneurs to scale and upscale their business ventures.

This comes at a time when the government has pushed for youths to embrace self employment and business creation as a means to achieve economic sustainability.

Entrepreneurs mainly face the challenge of access to financing and hands on skills.
The KCB Foundation will focus on 5 pillars: Health, Education, Enterprise Development, Human Aid and Agriculture

KCB has set aside Ksh 10 billion every year for the next 5 years to create at least 2.5 million direct and indirect jobs.

Quick Facts

The program includes a 12 month incubation period where entrepreneurs will have access to incubation and mentor-ship resources.

Entrepreneurs will enjoy discounted financing to support business growth.

Participating entrepreneurs will get connected to mentors, financial advisors and investors.

70% of the beneficiaries will be from the “Jua Kali” artisans.

2000 beneficiaries have already been recruited in the pilot phase.

KCB Business Challenge

In addition ,the bank has also launched the KCB Business Challenge that will run for 60 days from Thursday 10th March 2016 to Sunday 8th May 2016. This challenge is open to KCB account holders between the ages of 18-34 years.

To participate in the challenge, go to www.bankika.co.ke to open a KCB online account.
Fill your details in the online form provided then submit it.
Once submitted, you will receive your account number and mobile banking details via sms.


NOTE: Application for KCB Lions’ Den season 4 is ongoing

Read: KCB Lions’ Den Episode One Review



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77 Comments on "KCB Foundation Launches 50 Billion 2Jiajiri Program"

  1. Hi am hannah how do i get the form for the youth empowerment ?

  2. This is a great idea which has come with great, employments opportunities. There is only one thing to be considered!The cases of enterprises managed by persons living with disabilities!!

  3. Emily Nganga | March 11, 2016 at 5:12 pm | Reply

    Hey!am Emily so interested with the idea.I have an account already but I wish to enquire whether the foundation can help fund my chama group.with min.5 members.

  4. Peter Owino Obwanda | March 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm | Reply

    I like this program, n believe yes i can reach my dreams.

  5. KAMAU PHILP WARUINGI | March 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Reply

    This is the best service KCB has ever introduced, to beat the other bank. I just hope it will be a reality and makes difference in our lives. All the best in empowerment programmes.

  6. KAMAU PHILP WARUINGI | March 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm | Reply

    KCB is the way to go. Embracing new innovations and ideas,.

  7. Hi
    I have a problem trying to register, the system is not validating my Email address and Password. Please advice me on what to do.

  8. jimmy kioko musyoka | March 14, 2016 at 4:47 pm | Reply

    have tryed to register the system does not recognise my email yet its upto date

  9. LANTOS KHATANAH | March 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm | Reply

    Hi! Sorry cannot find the registration form for tujiajiri program! Perhaps could you be kind enough and send the same to my email below soonest. You may also notify me via a text on my phone: 0721331804


  10. Fredrick Okoth Otieno | March 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm | Reply

    I’m Fredrick and I’ve an account with KCB. I do like this program but I do not know how to join,I need help

  11. It seeems i am disqualified since i am above 34years. My dream was to start a tour firm and i wanted to start as a taxi driver and i thought you could support my business by granting me soft loan to buy a second hand car but my request was turned down. I feel that i should close the account and look for another bank that can support my business.

  12. Esther Macharia | March 18, 2016 at 11:08 am | Reply

    A great idea from a great bank. Just another one of KCB’s innovative programs in line with it’s tag line of making the difference. Am proud to be a KCB member.

  13. What about the older entrepreneurs, where will they get such motivation?

  14. George Orlando | March 20, 2016 at 10:56 am | Reply

    please your complicated password requirements are locking me out.

  15. Joel k cheruiyot | March 21, 2016 at 7:58 am | Reply

    What about those who are above 34 years and they are interested?

    • Hi Joel,

      The business challenge is only open to those below 34 years.

      • jimmy kioko musyoka | July 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm | Reply

        What is the meaning of Equity and percentage of Equity as per your
        Bankika Application form.
        Please explain in layman’s Language.

  16. Hi admin
    Your tough password requirements complicate my registration. Please assist me to go through .

  17. Phelix Odhiambo | March 21, 2016 at 10:27 am | Reply

    I strongly believe that this Idea was developed for my business.
    It has come at the time when my business accurately needs funding for expansion.Thank you KCB, you have made me feel like a winner and surely I will win.

  18. Hi am Alex,when is the dead line for submission?

  19. nickson shireh | March 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm | Reply

    how a may going to register since sioni page

  20. jotham maghanga | March 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm | Reply

    Hallow..ambasking if its possible for you to send me 2Jiajiri application form through my email?

  21. Edward M. Mwololo | March 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm | Reply

    Great idea and hope all youths will be in a position to take up the opportunity offered by the Best Bank in East Africa…Unfortunate for me because age bracket leaves me out of this though I really would have loved to participate!

  22. the idea is promising if only you be strict n not tough, strugling to be amember

  23. wekesa ferdinand | March 26, 2016 at 8:30 am | Reply

    av hard that there are people who have already received money through these funds is true

  24. john wafula bulimo | March 26, 2016 at 10:51 am | Reply

    what if i have opened an account and i have not deposited there anything can you be able to consider such people

  25. Hi my name is Samson,could help me on how to change my account in this 2ajiri business challenge?I entered my kcb account that was closed n now have opened a new account with kcb.question how long does one to get to know he/she has qualified to the challenge.?

  26. this is motivating , but i to know how because am eager to start an ovacado farm apart from the usual shop i do. thanks

  27. Iam proud of KCB for Bankika 2jiajiri program. It is my conviction that it will empower lots of youyh and women and people living with disabilities.

  28. serah wanjiru mbuthia | April 4, 2016 at 9:21 pm | Reply

    That’s great,I would like to join to make my business grow.please help,thankyou

  29. peter cheptumo sumukwo | April 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm | Reply

    what about the kcb-m pesa account holders

  30. Eliud Gilisho | May 2, 2016 at 12:49 pm | Reply

    hello I have a great innovation which aims at detecting overloaded vehicles and explosive weapons.I have a feelings that I will be a winner.How can i regester and I have been trying but my email is not recognized help me .

  31. When is the deadline?

  32. Regina Kavutha | May 13, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Reply

    Your comment (*)Hi, am Regina and wish to applaud you for the programme like the one for the youth. I am above 35,though employed though looking forward to quitting my job, I do side hustle business that has picking up but challenged due to Capital fund. again due to my current financial status I want to have a well planned exit as am also paying school fees for my children and servicing loan. I wish there could be programme to support women entrepreneurs….i like shark tank wish kcb can identify investors willing to support women. Thank you.

    • Hi Regina,
      Business is the way to go.

      There is a programme that supports women entrepreneurs called WECREATE. Visit kenya.wecreatecenter.com to find out how your business can be catapulted to the next level.

      All the best!

  33. HI! wish to join 2jiajiri programme now, how can I join if it is still possible

    • Hi Caroh,

      The window for application is already gone. There will be achance for you next round.

      • Patience Muthiani | June 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm | Reply

        Hey am Patience. When is the next round

      • when is the next round

      • Esther Soti | July 5, 2016 at 4:06 pm | Reply

        Hi Admin.
        We are a capacity building Non Governmental organization in Homa Bay and Kisumu Counties. We offer vocational and artisan training in Tailoring and dressmaking, carpentry, weaving, bead work, hairdressing, welding etc. How can we partner with Tujiajiri program to train the youth from these counties.

  34. Charles sunday | May 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm | Reply

    in case an idia make it or not,will there be anotice.and probably when.i participated n im abit anxious

  35. Fidel Wasonga | June 15, 2016 at 9:05 am | Reply

    am already a bankika holder and in Kisumu though jobless but I wanna get the training but can’t coz of fee problem,how can you help me…my dream is to do computer courses

  36. Your comment (*)hi I would like to join 2jiajiri idea please help me on how to join

  37. Hello was very interested but i see its too late when is the next round?

  38. hi..I would like to join the program of tujiajiri..how should I go about it .help please

  39. Robert Kipyegon Tiony | June 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm | Reply

    Hi,when will be the nex round of entrepreneurs selection?

  40. Hi admin I filled all the fields in the online form but it fails to go through sitting incomplete while all the fields were filled help out

  41. Nicholle Herrmann | November 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Reply

    Great post , For my two cents , others are interested in a PH PMRF , I saw a blank form here “https://goo.gl/44TP85“.

  42. Admin why are you not answering the date for the next window for application huh???

  43. Admin why are you not answering the question on date for the next window for application huh???

  44. Hi, I am a woman with disability and currently unable to pay my college fees to complete my studies, is there away KCB can assist?

    • Great. It’s a wonderful program. Don’t miss out on applying for season two. Stay tuned to know when the application phase will be opened.

  45. Benson ngara mucheke | December 20, 2016 at 3:19 pm | Reply

    I’m youth single parent and i want your assistance

  46. I love kcb bt am a business and Iat student seriously looking for an employment.can kcb assist me?

  47. Will they announce the next application today?

  48. Hi,,,,
    Am juma stephen i was asking that, ican register online and which procedure i can follow to register

  49. BEDA MUSAU MULWA MUIA | May 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm | Reply

    I have Project which needs Kshs.1 Billion is it possible to be Funded by KCB Foundation?
    Be Blessed

  50. Hallo, i run a technical college called vitech training institute(www.vti.ac.ke),which mainly train youths on courses like hair dressing and beauty therapy,tailoring and dress making,masonry,carpentry and joinery,electrical installation,welding and motor vehicle mechanics.

    The most students coming to our college are vulnerable and disadvantaged;they cannot afford or raise college fee.
    May we get funded to solve solve this problem?
    Thank you in advance
    Vitalis Ogola
    Vitech training Institute

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