Kenya Financial Diaries

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Key Partners/Clients:
FSD Kenya, Digital Divide Data

Area of Work:
Digital Financial Services, Livelihoods and Microenterprise


BFA Global, funded by FSD Kenya, undertook a comprehensive financial diaries study in Kenya. Over the course of one year, BFA Global designed a sample study for the low-income population segments in Kenya which included the use of research instruments, provision of an implementation plan, presenting data and analyzing the collected data. Through elaborate analysis of the financial diaries data, BFA Global accomplished an in-depth understanding of financial behaviors and needs across a representative range of low-income population segments in Kenya, to inform market expansion, specifically the branchless models.

Kenya COVID-19 Diaries

The BFA Global team, together with FSD Kenya, conducted interviews with previous Financial Diaries participants to understand how low-income Kenyans are coping with the impact of COVID-19 in their lives. We share key insights from the research in a blog series.