Carmen Merab

Carmen Merab

Communications Associate

Carmen is the Assistant Communications Manager at BFA. She supports the implementation of BFA’s communications initiatives and content creation. Prior to joining BFA, she worked as a consultant for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Pepper Concepts, a design and advertising agency and Habari Consulting. Prior to that, she worked for Access Afya in the Monitoring and Evaluation office and at the Federation of Women Groups-Kenya as a Program Coordinator and then as Executive Director. She holds an MA degree in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University and a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Southern Maine.

Publications by this author

Webinar Recap: The impact of COVID-19 on Financial Diaries respondents in Kenya

Webinar Recap: The impact of COVID-19 on Financial Diaries respondents in Kenya

When: Thursday, June 11 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EAT Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, FSD Kenya and BFA...

By Carmen Merab
First insights from China: The effects of COVID-19 on financial health of MSEs
Financial Health |

First insights from China: The effects of COVID-19 on financial health of MSEs

Webinar: First insights from China: The effects of COVID-19 on financial health of MSEs When: Tuesday, March 31st at...

By Carmen Merab
Webinar: Creating Better Futures for the 5 Million Young Gig Workers in Ghana
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Webinar: Creating Better Futures for the 5 Million Young Gig Workers in Ghana

Webinar Summary BFA Global research shows that the rise of digital commerce has changed the nature of work and...

By Carmen Merab
Making Business Work for Dukas
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Making Business Work for Dukas

Understanding the Financial Health of Small Shops in Africa Juma*, a small shop owner in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, is...

By Carmen Merab
How is Client Centricity Shaping Financial Services for the Low-Income Consumer?
Digital Financial Services |

How is Client Centricity Shaping Financial Services for the Low-Income Consumer?

In the current financial services industry, customer experience has become a key differentiator across brands. Today’s customer has more...

By Carmen Merab
Welcoming Sheel Mohnot to the Catalyst Fund Investors Advisory Committee
Inclusive Fintech |

Welcoming Sheel Mohnot to the Catalyst Fund Investors Advisory Committee

Catalyst Fund IAC Profile Series #1 We’re pleased to announce that Sheel Mohnot, partner at 500 Startups and angel...

By Carmen Merab
Four Hiring Strategies for Social Ventures to Find and Keep Talent
Inclusive Fintech |

Four Hiring Strategies for Social Ventures to Find and Keep Talent

When you think about the best companies to work for, global brands and corporations like Google, Apple, GE come...

By Carmen Merab
What Does Access to Affordable and Clean Cooking Fuel Look Like?
Inclusive Fintech |

What Does Access to Affordable and Clean Cooking Fuel Look Like?

Catalyst Fund Learning Agenda Series #2, PayGo Energy The Reality of the Low-Income Customer Maria is a mother of...

By Carmen Merab