Tag: Digitization

SaaS startup Kwara is helping SACCOs deliver during COVID-19
Inclusive Fintech |

SaaS startup Kwara is helping SACCOs deliver during COVID-19

Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCOs) are the financial service backbone of the unbanked population in Kenya. While SACCOs increasingly...

By Abby Butkus
Is your fintech startup still using Google Sheets?
Inclusive Fintech |

Is your fintech startup still using Google Sheets?

When launching fintech startups, founders often resort to the simple, free tools they know best. When it comes to...

By Malika Anand
Meet Paymenow, a financial wellness app helping South Africans escape debt cycles via access to liquidity
Financial Health |

Meet Paymenow, a financial wellness app helping South Africans escape debt cycles via access to liquidity

Paymenow gives low-income South Africans early access to the wages they have already earned, to smooth their income while...

By Malika Anand
Meet KarmaLife, bringing financial services to gig workers in India
Financial Health |

Meet KarmaLife, bringing financial services to gig workers in India

Digital platforms in India will employ 15 million people by 2021. While these gig-workers are not formally employed by...

By Malika Anand
Economic prospects for Kenya in the context of the COVID-19 crisis
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
The Sweet Spot: Designing Credit Solutions For Small Merchants
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The Sweet Spot: Designing Credit Solutions For Small Merchants

How do you design and pilot a credit solution for small merchants? This new case study from FIBR shares...

By FIBR
Africa’s Gig Opportunity
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Africa’s Gig Opportunity

Originally posted on the Project Syndicate website By introducing portable benefits for gig workers, African governments and digital platforms...

By Olga Morawczynski
The Potential of PAYGo for Achieving Water and Sanitation for All (SDG 6)
PAYGo and Essential Services |

The Potential of PAYGo for Achieving Water and Sanitation for All (SDG 6)

To “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG 6),” water service providers need to...

By FIBR
The OPTIX Impact
Digital Financial Services |

The OPTIX Impact

Financial institutions around the world are serving a new wave of customers, and serving the previously unserved and underserved...

By BFA GLOBAL
Kenyan Banks Feel the Pain — and Now Some Gains — From Digitization
Digital Financial Services |

Kenyan Banks Feel the Pain — and Now Some Gains — From Digitization

Central Bank of Kenya data shows growth in digital channels but lean gains by the Kenyan financial institutions from...

By Stanley Mutinda