Course Date Location Course fee: Click to Register (Group)
Start Date: 21/11/2022 End Date: 25/11/2022 Nairobi Kenya $ 1,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group
Start Date: 15/05/2023 End Date: 19/05/2023 Nairobi Kenya $ 1,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group


This training course on microfinance for rural development is intended for use in introductory rural and microfinance. While the fundamentals of development finance and approaches in microfinance apply to rural finance, there are particular issues and characteristics that must be understood and taken into account in order to address rural, and in particular agricultural, finance.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive Certificate of Participation.


·         Explain and critically review current debates in rural development regarding rural livelihoods and the respective roles of markets, the state, institutions, property rights, agriculture and the rural non-farm economy.

·         Critically evaluate past and existing attempts to supply rural services, such as infrastructure, finance, research and extension, health and education.

·         Analyze critically alternative rural development policies in terms of their potential impact on rural poverty, equity and economic growth, taking account of different regional and geographical circumstances.

·         Outline and evaluate different approaches to the management of land and water resources and their potential impact on rural development goals.

·         Understand the special challenges of rural areas that are traditionally associated with rural and agricultural credit directed to the poor.

·         Have skills in conducting a rural and agricultural portfolio assessment and loan analysis – applying 5 C’s in rural finance.

·         Be familiar with several innovative models and alternate ways of offering rural finance services.

·         Gain skills in conducting seasonality analysis, preparing cash flows, assessing risk and appraising loans.

·         Develop an understanding of new and innovative loan products and savings approaches for agriculture and rural areas.



 5 days


This course targets people who work in rural financial institutions, government and non-government development agencies, MFIs, banks and donors who advise and work with rural populations and communities


The course will cover the following topics:

·         Rural development

·         Rural livelihoods

·         The agricultural sector

·         The rural non-farm economy

·         Rural infrastructure

·         Rural finance

·         Agricultural research and extension

·         Health and education

·         Land

·         Water


·         The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

·         The participants should be reasonably proficient in English as all facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

·         Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate.

·         The training will be held at Kincaid Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

·         All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training coordinator at Email: or Tel: +254 724592901

·         This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our Kincaid Training Centre or at a convenient location.


For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 724592901 or send mail to


Payments are due upon registration. Payment should be sent to our Bank account before commencement of training and proof of payment sent to