Tag: livelihoods

Building a Digital Finance for Climate Resilience Ecosystem: Insights from Industry Leaders
Climate Action |

Building a Digital Finance for Climate Resilience Ecosystem: Insights from Industry Leaders

The IPCC report released this week confirms what communities, households, and individuals around the world are already experiencing —...

By Jesse Fripp
Press Release: BFA Global and J.P. Morgan collaboration set to transform spaza shop industry in South Africa’s townships
Digital Financial Services |

Press Release: BFA Global and J.P. Morgan collaboration set to transform spaza shop industry in South Africa’s townships

A country-first initiative to expand reach of digital commerce solutions to thousands of spaza shops over the next nine...

By BFA GLOBAL
¿Las Neo-Cooperativas como los próximos disruptores del sector financiero? Un experimento conceptual
Financial Health |

¿Las Neo-Cooperativas como los próximos disruptores del sector financiero? Un experimento conceptual

In English Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, las cooperativas financieras mexicanas han continuado prestando sus servicios a casi 8...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
A creative approach to startup financing: Graviti combines grant, debt and equity investment, linked to impact outcomes
Inclusive Fintech |

A creative approach to startup financing: Graviti combines grant, debt and equity investment, linked to impact outcomes

It took Catalyst Fund portfolio company Graviti only two months to raise a debt round that will finance 600+...

By Eduardo Ortiz Reynaga
NeoCo-ops as the next disruptors in the financial sector? A thought experiment
Financial Health |

NeoCo-ops as the next disruptors in the financial sector? A thought experiment

En Espanõl Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexican financial cooperatives have continued to serve their nearly 8 million members primarily...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Post-COVID prognosis for gig workers in China: slow and steady improvement
Financial Health |

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
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
Women and youth may be weathering COVID better than others, but the most vulnerable are getting left behind
Financial Health |

Women and youth may be weathering COVID better than others, but the most vulnerable are getting left behind

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to ransack economies across developed and emerging markets, expectations are that low-income people –...

By Malika Anand
The market gap for climate change solutions in Africa
Climate Action |

The market gap for climate change solutions in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the vulnerabilities of our health, financial, and economic systems. Scientists are warning that, at...

By Bethany Kanten
The glass ceiling, even at home: How a report on poverty in Nigeria reveals an enduring gender gap in household headship
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The glass ceiling, even at home: How a report on poverty in Nigeria reveals an enduring gender gap in household headship

Summary We are told by the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics that female heads of household in Nigeria...

By Benjamin Mazzotta