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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
Digital Financial Services, Financial Health, Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Salary advances are helping gig workers in India make essential purchases during COVID-19

While some have worried that salary advances could undermine financial health, our research has found that they can help...

By Malika Anand
Inclusive Fintech, PAYGo and Essential Services |

Mexicans say that PAYGo appliances are an investment for a better life, not an expense

  To be truly inclusive, financial service providers need to go beyond simply offering lower prices. They need to...

By Malika Anand
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 |

Investors and Indigents: Divergent trajectories of Kenyans in the COVID era

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, November 11, 2020  As we completed a new round of COVID-19 Diaries...

By Julie Zollmann
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How are things now? Summary of September/October COVID diaries findings

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, November 11, 2020  Between 7 September and 14 October, our team spoke...

By Julie Zollmann
Financial Health, Inclusive Fintech |

Post-COVID prognosis for gig workers in China: slow and steady improvement

While most economies in the world are still stumbling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is reported...

By Coco Dong
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