27 search results for: FSD Africa

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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...

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
Digital Financial Services |

Economic prospects for Kenya in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, May 29, 2020  The infection rate of COVID-19 is as yet low...

By Amolo Ng'weno
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Predicting the propensity to succeed among Kenyan “Hustlers”

Originally posted on FSD Kenya website, March 23, 2020 Shujaaz Inc is network of social ventures based in Nairobi....

By Ashirul Amin
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

When hustling fails: The impact of coronavirus mitigation efforts on ordinary people’s livelihoods

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, April 6, 2020 Unlike many Kenyans, Esther in rural Makueni is not...

By Julie Zollmann
Refugee Finance |

New lives, new tools: The financial lives of refugee communities

Observations by BFA Global based on initial field research  Access to financial services and a steady source of income...

By BFA GLOBAL
Financial Health |

How Financial Health Is Transforming BFA Global’s Work in 2020

Genesis of Financial Health as a Concept Financial health (FH) has become a core topic in the financial inclusion...

By Ashirul Amin
PAYGo and Essential Services |

How financial institutions can deliver payment flexibility using lessons from PAYGo solar

Technology-enabled pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) has unlocked millions of loans in the off-grid solar sector, and the model is already being...

By Jacob Winiecki