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Karibu Kenya Ventures Limited, Karibu Ventures & 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians

This post was originally about the 50 most influential young Tanzanians a couple of years ago.

Since many of you come to this post searching for “Karibu Kenya Ventures Ltd.”, I updated this page to include some information about that.

Karibu Kenya Ventures Ltd.

From its website, Karibu Kenya Ventures Ltd. (KKVL) is…

“…a non-deposit taking microfinance institution, registered as a private limited company under CPR/2014/152475 incorporated in 2015. Its registered office is in Thika central business district which houses its headquarters. KKVL exists with a purpose to offer competitive financial solutions that target markets within its area of operation, Kiambu, Murang’a, and Nairobi counties and its environs. Since its inception, KKVL has grown to become one of the fastest-growing MFIs, addressing the gaps that exist in the provision of affordable and accessible financial solutions to its target market that spews from MSMEs, transport sector, salaried employees both from the informal and formal sectors of our economy, community based organizations and agribusiness.”

Karibu Kenya Ventures Ltd. Leadership

KKVL is run by a board of directors experienced in various leadership skill sets and professions that provide the much-needed acumen and value that is required to execute its mandate of a sound and efficient MFI of choice to Kenyans.

Karibu Kash Loan App

Karibu Kenya Ventures Ltd. Products & Services

    • Individual Biashara Loan
    • Advance Booster Loan
    • Asset Finance Loan
    • Boresha Kilimo Loan
    • Check-off Loan
    • Wezesha Biashara Loan
    • Insurance Premium Financing
    • KaribuKash

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Karibu Kenya Ventures Ltd. Location & Contact Information

Physical Address: Thika Bazaar 2nd floor – Pizza Inn/ Chicken Inn building – opposite Equity Supreme (Thika Town)

Postal Address: P. O. Box 7432 – 01000, Thika, Kenya

Telephone : +254-718-177005 / +254-734-799655

Email: [email protected]

Karibu Kenya Venture Ltd. Advance Booster Loan

Karibu Kenya Ventures Limited KaribuKash Service

KaribuKash gives you access to fast and convenient loans via M-Pesa. You can use KaribuKash to grow or restock your business, pay your bills, or sort out emergencies.

How to Apply for KaribuKash

    1. Receive an invite from an existing user or KaribuKash customer care.
    2. Dial *243*44# via Safaricom line or download KaribuKash App from Google Play Store.
    3. Type in your Name as per ID/Passport.
    4. Type in your ID number.
    5. Select your gender: 1. Male 2. Female.
    6. Select your security question, e.g.., Where does your nearest sibling live?
    7. Type in your date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy), e.g., 31/12/2012.
    8. You will receive a confirmation text upon approval.

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Karibu Kash Mobile Loans

Karibu Ventures

Karibu Ventures is a construction/glass service company in Uganda.

They supply and install IMPALA safety glass for uses such as canopies, pergolas, and skylights.

Find out more about Karibu Ventures on their Facebook page.

Karibu Microfinance Uganda

Karibu Microfinance Uganda is a recently incorporated financial services company in Uganda. I don’t know much more about the company, but as soon as I do, I will be sure to share more with you here.

Alqaim Lalani

Alqaim Lalani is currently a student at Columbia University in New York, pursuing a double major Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History.

Before joining Columbia University, he completed the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) at Aga Khan Academy Mombasa.

As part of his public service requirement in the IB program, Alqaim pioneered a cancer initiative called Tumaini La Maisha (Hope For Life).

He started this in 2015 for children battling cancer at the Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania.

Under this initiative, Alqaim engaged young cancer patients and their parents in arts and crafts activities as part of a healing process and also to raise money for their medical treatment.

This initiative is ongoing and has expanded to Kenya and Uganda.

The parents and patients make bags and other crafts which are sold to the public.

50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians

Leading African rating & PR agency Avance Media has announced finalists for the 2nd edition of its prestigious annual ranking focused on young people dubbed “50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians".

According to Prince Akpah, Managing Director of Avance Media, this year’s list features young Tanzanians between the ages of 15 and 40 who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields and have extended impact to other young people across the country and beyond.

Prince Akpah Avance Media
Prince Akpah, Managing Director, Avance Media

Public voting is now open at tz.avancemedia.org to determine the influence of the nominees in their categories and in the overall ranking.

The 2017 edition was won by footballer Mbwana Samatta.

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Some notable personalities nominated this year include: Ali Kiba, Vanessa Mdee, Rebecca Gyumi, Rose Mmbaga, Diamond Platnumz, and Mbwana Samatta.

After launching the initiative in Ghana in 2015, Avance Media has partnered with various organizations across Africa to extend the ranking to Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania & DR Congo and is expected to announce a global ranking in 2019.

Below is the list of nominees represented in their respective categories.

Karibu Kenya Ventures Limited: Fahad Awadh


  1. Allen Kimambo (Zaidi General Enterprises Limited)
  2. Fahad Awadh (YYTZ Agro Processing)
  3. Jennifer Shigoli (Malkia Investments Company Limited)
  4. Joseph Sayi (TV1/Kwese)
  5. William Mshery (Vijana Think Tank)


  1. Ali Kiba (Musician)
  2. Diamond Platnumz (Musician)
  3. MC Pilipili (Comedian)
  4. Vanessa Mdee (Musician)
  5. Wema Sepetu (Actress)

Law & Governance

  1. Catherine Ruge (Member of Parliament)
  2. Jebra Kambole (Advocate)
  3. Jokate Mwegelo (District Commissioner)
  4. Paul Makonda (Regional Commissioner)
  5. Zainab Katimba (Member of Parliament)

Leadership & Civil Society

  1. Dorice Mollel (Dorice Mollel Foundation)
  2. Geline Alfred Fuko (Tangible Initiatives for Local Development Tanzania)
  3. Petrider Paul (Youth for Change Tanzania)
  4. Rose Mmbaga (World Merit Tanzania)
  5. Seleman Yusuph Kitenge (African Network of Youth Policy Experts)


  1. Asia Botea (Botea Designs)
  2. DJ Ommy Crazy (DJ)
  3. Fortunatus Francis (Photographer)
  4. Herieth Paul (Model)
  5. Stephano Temu (Vlogger)
Millard Ayo
Millard Ayo


  1. Casto Dickson (OAP)
  2. Dina Marios (OAP)
  3. Hamisi Mandi (OAP)
  4. Idris Sultan (OAP)
  5. Millard Ayo (OAP)

Personal Development & Academia

  1. Badru Juma Rajabu (Youth of United Nations Association of Tanzania)
  2. Lameck Kiula (Child in Action Foundation)
  3. Felix Manyogote (Jambo Bukoba)
  4. Wilhelm Oddo (Green Light Foundation)
  5. Salim Mussa Omar (Nlab)

Science & Technology

  1. Araika Zawadhafsa Mkulo (Safe Space)
  2. Diana Mbogo (Millennium Engineers Enterprise)
  3. Evans Makundi (Evmak)
  4. Isaya Yunge (Somaapps Technologies)
  5. Jumanne Mtambalike (Sahara Ventures)
Faraja Nyalandu
Faraja Nyalandu

Social Entreprise & Philanthropy

  1. Agnes Kahamba (Tupaze Sauti Foundation)
  2. Alqaim Lalani (Tumaini la Maisha)
  3. Faraja Nyalandu (Shule Direct)
  4. Rebeca Gyumi (Msichana Initiative)
  5. Salha Kibwana (Her Africa)


  1. Alphonce Simbu
  2. Hashim Thabit Manka
  3. Mbwana Samatta
  4. Mrisho Ngasa
  5. Shomari Kapombe

The 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians initiative is spearheaded by Avance Media in partnership with Jagari Designs, COSDEF Group, 1000 African Voices, My Naija Naira, Cliq Africa, VIPI State & WatsUp TV.

Once more, to vote, go to tz.avancemedia.org.

I can’t wait to see what the final results are.

Until the next time,


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