Tag: Kenya

Can agile fintech startups be the answer to food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis?
Financial Health |

Can agile fintech startups be the answer to food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis?

Originally published on NextBillion COVID-19 lockdowns have threatened small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and vulnerable families around the world. SMEs in...

By Michelle Hassan
Making waves: Cynthia Wandia embodies the best of female fintech entrepreneurship
Inclusive Fintech |

Making waves: Cynthia Wandia embodies the best of female fintech entrepreneurship

Cynthia Wandia is the CEO and co-founder of Kwara, an accounting and business management SaaS for SACCOs in Kenya....

By Abby Butkus
World Refugee Day 2020: #EveryActionCounts
Refugee Finance |

World Refugee Day 2020: #EveryActionCounts

This World Refugee Day, we take a moment to reflect on our work focused around making finance work for...

By BFA GLOBAL
How to go to market: 3 templates for fintech startups during product launch
Financial Health |

How to go to market: 3 templates for fintech startups during product launch

Featuring how to go to market templates by Jane del Ser Existing networks of mobile agents can be a...

By Thea Sokolowski
Short-term fixes are not enough if SMEs are to survive COVID-19
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Short-term fixes are not enough if SMEs are to survive COVID-19

As the economic effects of the lockdowns worldwide begin to solidify, businesses large and small are collapsing. While large...

By Coco Dong
Innovation in Finance: Sokowatch and Turaco improve financial resilience for East Africa’s underserved
Inclusive Fintech |

Innovation in Finance: Sokowatch and Turaco improve financial resilience for East Africa’s underserved

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities...

By Thea Sokolowski
The buck stops with women
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The buck stops with women

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, April 30, 2020  How Kenyan mothers are keeping food on the table through...

By Anne Gachoka
If the coronavirus doesn’t kill you…
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

If the coronavirus doesn’t kill you…

Originally posted on the FSD Kenya Website, April 21, 2020  Kenyans’ reflections on security in the time of Covid-19...

By Julie Zollmann
From the Valley of Death to a $14 Million Series A: Sokowatch, Quona and the Role of Philanthropic Capital
Inclusive Fintech |

From the Valley of Death to a $14 Million Series A: Sokowatch, Quona and the Role of Philanthropic Capital

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities...

By Maelis Carraro
Meet Kwara, the digital platform powering Kenya’s cooperative savings and credit sector
Inclusive Fintech |

Meet Kwara, the digital platform powering Kenya’s cooperative savings and credit sector

Kwara is bringing digital transformation to Kenya’s cooperative savings and credit sector Catalyst Fund accelerates startups that excel on...

By Thea Sokolowski