Tag: Financial Diaries

Living on Little: Navigating financial scarcity in modern Kenya
Financial Health |

Living on Little: Navigating financial scarcity in modern Kenya

Living on very little money doesn’t just mean that you worry about how to feed your family and pay...

By Julie Zollmann
Finance bends; will it break?
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
Press Release: Announcing the $4.3M Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana to improve the financial resilience of informal MSEs
Inclusive Fintech |

Press Release: Announcing the $4.3M Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana to improve the financial resilience of informal MSEs

ACCRA, Ghana, 19th October, 2020 – Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and...

By BFA GLOBAL
Debts in distress: how ordinary people are finding the liquidity they need to survive COVID
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
Webinar: Rebuilding livelihoods in displacement in the wake of COVID-19
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
Grit, Skills and Luck: Examining the financial lives of refugees in Uganda
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
Imagining Post-COVID recovery
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Imagining Post-COVID recovery

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, July 10, 2020  How Financial Diaries families imagine reconstructing their income streams...

By Julie Zollmann
Meet Mango Life, enabling Mexicans to easily purchase affordable life and health insurance
Inclusive Fintech |

Meet Mango Life, enabling Mexicans to easily purchase affordable life and health insurance

En Español   Insurance penetration in Mexico is extremely low, only 15% of Mexicans have private life insurance, and...

By Malika Anand
Corona Case Studies: Running out of options
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Corona Case Studies: Running out of options

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, June 12, 2020  After three months of Covid-19 restrictions, Jennifer’s economic options...

By Julie Zollmann
Corona Case Studies: ‘Waiting for nothing’
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Corona Case Studies: ‘Waiting for nothing’

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, June 12, 2020  Agnes, 45, lives in rural Makueni with her children...

By Julie Zollmann