33 search results for: FSD Africa

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Climate Resilience Challenge Series

  We hosted the Climate Resilience Challenge: Egypt event in Cairo on Wednesday 15th June 2022 in partnership with...

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Grit, Skills and Luck: Examining the financial lives of refugees in Uganda

This report commissioned by FSD Uganda and FSD Africa provides an in-depth analysis of a quantitative survey undertaken in...

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The Financial Inclusion for Refugees Project in Uganda (FI4R)

Financial Diaries with Forcibly Displaced People in Uganda In August 2019, we launched the Financial Inclusion for Refugees Project...

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Refugees and Their Money: The Business Case for Providing Financial Services to Refugees (Rwanda)

BFA Global, supported by FSD Africa, carried out a macro- and micro- analysis to build a better understanding of...

Climate Action |

[Press release] FSD Africa invests $3.5M in Catalyst Fund to accelerate and scale pre-seed impact ventures in Africa

LONDON, UK, July 14, 2022 – Global inclusive tech accelerator Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, announced today that...

By BFA GLOBAL
Refugee Finance |

Exploring refugees’ usage of financial services in Uganda

Florence is a single mother of two who lives in the Palorinya refugee settlement in Moyo district and is...

By Michelle Hassan
Climate Action |

[Press Release] BFA Global and FSD Africa create pioneering $3.3m fintech venture launcher for climate resilience in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 22, 2022 – Today BFA Global and FSD Africa announce the creation of a first-of-its-kind venture...

By Keeya-Lee Ayre
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

[Press Release] Cash at home still preferred by refugee communities despite an increase in mobile phone ownership: Report

The new report by BFA Global, FSD Uganda and FSD Africa fills a data gap through a two-year-long study...

By Carmen Merab
Refugee Finance |

How Refugees Perceive and Cope with Risk

This is part two of an ongoing series of insights from a financial diaries study undertaken with refugees in...

By Michelle Hassan
Digital Financial Services |

Linking refugees to formal financial services

Financial services are an important avenue for refugees to save money, access loans, and manage life shocks. However, many...

By Anne Gachoka
Digital Financial Services |

Why we invested: Power brings holistic financial wellness to employees and gig workers in Kenya

Fintech startup Power aims to help workers across Africa take control over their financial well being and relieve finance-related...

By Thea Sokolowski
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) leveraged informal financing and digital technology during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in drastic declines in revenue for micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) in Zambia....

By Constantine Manda
Inclusive Fintech |

Why we invested: Koa is bringing a seamless, hassle-free savings and investment experience to Kenyan youth

A survey conducted by FSD Kenya in 2019 indicates that the number of Kenyans saving in traditional bank accounts...

By Thea Sokolowski
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Waking up to the Covid health threat in Kenya

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, February 4, 2021  “Yes, corona is real,” Beauty, a middle-aged mother in...

By Julie Zollmann
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

A bridge too far? Paying for school in an economic crisis

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, November 18, 2020  Parents across Kenya are receiving ambiguous messages about the...

By Julie Zollmann
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Finance bends; will it break?

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, November 11, 2020  On average, families in the Kenya Financial Diaries started...

By Julie Zollmann
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Debts in distress: how ordinary people are finding the liquidity they need to survive COVID

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, September 6, 2020  “Things are getting bad,” Vanessa told us. When we...

By Julie Zollmann
Refugee Finance |

Webinar: Rebuilding livelihoods in displacement in the wake of COVID-19

When: Wednesday, August 26th at 3.00 – 4.30 pm EAT Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda and FSD Africa – in collaboration with BFA Global will...

By Carmen Merab
Refugee Finance |

Grit, Skills and Luck: Examining the financial lives of refugees in Uganda

This report commissioned by FSD Uganda and FSD Africa provides an in-depth analysis of a quantitative survey undertaken in...

By BFA GLOBAL
Refugee Finance |

Every action counts: Making financial services available to refugees

In a time of global uncertainty, it has become crucial to continue to raise awareness about the plight of...

By Michelle Hassan