The organization is anchored on three (3) pillars namely:

  • Green Growth: Promotion of Resource Efficient, Clean and Climate Sensitive Technologies & Solutions
  • Enterprise Development: Market Development for MSMEs through a value chain approach to enhance effectiveness
  • Value Chain Development: Inclusive and Holistic View of the Micro-Enterprise.

Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) was established in November 2002 by the Government of Kenya, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and the European Union to assume and continue with the activities of the Micro-Enterprises Support Programme (MESPT), previously implemented also by the Government of Kenya and the European Union between 1997 and 2002.MESPT began operations in January 2003 and started by offering wholesale loans to financial organizations, including micro-finance institutions, savings and credit cooperative societies and financial services associations, for onward lending to micro-enterprises. In 2012, the European Union relinquished its rights as a founder and passed those rights to the Danish Representation in Nairobi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA), represented by the Head of the Danish Mission in the Republic of Kenya.

What we offer:


The overall objective of the Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) is to promote economic growth, employment creation and poverty alleviation through ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT. MESPT achieves this objective by predominantly developing agricultural value chains whilst embracing the green growth philosophy which entails sustainable management of natural resources. The focus on the agricultural sector is informed by its critical contribution to Kenya’s economic development notably through informal employment creation especially for the marginalized.

Thematic Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Water resource management
  • Waste Management
  • Finance

General Products/Services Categorization

  • Credit
  • Business Development
  • Market Development
  • Technical and Institutional Capacity Building
  • Networking forums/ special projects
  • Fund/Grants Management