About Us

AWE Diaspora Sacco

A SACCO for African Women who want to make an impact in Africa

African Women in Europe Diaspora Saving and Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd (AWEDS) was registered in October  5th, 2020. The registration is in accordance with The Co-operative Societies Act Cap 490 of the Co-operative Societies Act.

AWE Diaspora SACCO was founded and registered by AWE Kenyan members women and men living in Europe to collectively invest in Africa as a group and supports entrepreneurs by offering easy access to credit. 

What We Believe In

Our Vision

To drive economic development, poverty eradication and job creation by being the most trusted investment and financial solutions provider for Kenyan entrepreneurs.

Our Mission

To mobilize savings, provide affordable credit and optimize returns through customized products that meet member needs.

Our Core Values


We uphold high levels of uprightness, openness, morality and trustworthiness in conducting affairs.


We endeavour to handle all matters within the promised time frames


We have regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of all our stakeholders. We observe ethical conduct and the rule of law.


We are open, honest, and straightforward in our dealings with each other, as well as with external parties.


We perform our duties with utmost skills and competence as well as exhibit behaviours and attributes expected of professionals. We also seek input of experts in decision making.


We build strong relationships with stakeholders and pursue collaborative effort with a view to achieving the fund’s objectives in the most effective and efficient way.

Who Can Join?

Our Membership Requirements

The following are the requirements for joining the Sacco:

  • Be a member of AWE
  • Kenyan men and women currently in Gainful Employment or Business within Europe
  • Kenyan men and women previously resident in Europe and engaged in business and in good standing for not less than a year prior to returning to Kenya
  • Have attained the age of 18 years.
  • Are of good character and sound mind
  • Pay the joining fee of Kshs 20,000/- and a deposit of Kshs 5,000/-

Our Team

Joy Machugu


Wambui Njau

Vice Chairlady

Lydia Maina


John Maina


Judy Kageni Machugu


Milkah Muigai


Hilda Hoyer