How to Apply for Uwezo Fund

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants.

Applicants shall qualify for Fund loan application if

(a) For a group

  1.  Is registered with the department of social services, Cooperatives or the Registrar of Societies
  2.  Have members aged between 18 and 35 years whereas the women’s groups shall be made up of women aged eighteen years and above
  3.  Is based and operational at the constituency it seeks to make an application for consideration
  4.  Operates a table banking structure or any other group fund structure where members make monthly contributions according to the groups’ internal guidelines (evidence of monthly contributions shall be a requirement);
  5. Hold a bank account in the name of the group.

(b) For an institution

  1.  Is a registered entity
  2.  Has listed youth and women groups within it.

How to apply

Step 1: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria above
Step 2: Fill in an application form (available from the Constituency Uwezo Fund Management Committee office, CDF Offices or download form from
Step 3: Submit the application form together with relevant documents to the Constituency Uwezo Fund Management Committee office
Step 4: Await notification from the committee



(a) For administration of the Fund:-

  1.  The access by eligible groups of the Fund shall be on a first come first served basis, subject to assessment and approval of the loan, provided that the Committee shall ensure equitable distribution of funds in the wards
  2.  Eligible qualifying amounts for a group shall be a minimum of fifty thousand 50,000) and a maximum of five hundred thousand (500,000) shillings at any one time.

(b) In determining the total amount a group is eligible to receive, the following criteria shall be applied:-

  1. The length of time the group has been in existence
  2. The total amount contributed by the group
  3.  The current status of contribution and
  4.  The proposed business plan for the loan applied

NB: The eligible amount shall be three times the group savings BUT it shall not be:

  1. Below Kshs. 50,000 (Minimum),
  2. More than the amount applied for in the application form and
  3. More than Kshs. 500,000 (Maximum)