Tag: MSMEs

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
Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers

With knowledge comes power. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful way to harness data into knowledge and into action....

By FIBR
Work with What You’ve Got to Offer MSME Credit
Digital Financial Services |

Work with What You’ve Got to Offer MSME Credit

The Case in Kenya Starting from the Microfinance Bill in 2006 up to the runaway success of the mobile...

By Shirley Mburu
Beyond Marketing: Generating Trust to Sell Online
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Beyond Marketing: Generating Trust to Sell Online

Small merchants need to create and maintain trust with customers to sell online, but they could use more help...

By Amolo Ng'weno
Micro-consulting: Using WhatsApp Groups to Support Agents
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Micro-consulting: Using WhatsApp Groups to Support Agents

Tips for Communicating with and Helping Agents Through a Messaging Service Agents serve as the face of PAYGo and...

By Anne Gachoka
FIBR’s Next Generation of Linkages to Financial Services: Betting on PAYGo
PAYGo and Essential Services |

FIBR’s Next Generation of Linkages to Financial Services: Betting on PAYGo

The Promise of Tangible, Flexible and Sustainable Services FIBR is a learning-driven program that seeks to discover how digitizing...

By Abi Steinberg
What if We Offered Business Support to Small Merchants Over WhatsApp?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

What if We Offered Business Support to Small Merchants Over WhatsApp?

Micro-consulting to Provide MSMEs with Practical Advice Micro and small retailers (referred to as small merchants here) play a...

By Rasima Swarup
Getting the Timing Right: The Life Cycle of a Small Shop in Africa
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Getting the Timing Right: The Life Cycle of a Small Shop in Africa

MSMEs Have Different Financing Needs in Four Discrete Stages Small shops or “dukas” account for 80 percent of employment...

By Michelle Hassan
Making Business Work for Dukas
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Making Business Work for Dukas

Understanding the Financial Health of Small Shops in Africa Juma*, a small shop owner in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, is...

By Carmen Merab
Visiting a Merchant Shop in Kibera in VR
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Visiting a Merchant Shop in Kibera in VR

An Immersive Experience with Informal Retailers in Africa Produced and Developed by: Abi Steinberg, Videographer and Director: Adam Wisema...

By Abi Steinberg