Catherine Wanjala is a research consultant based in Nairobi. She worked as a research assistant in the Kenya Financial Diaries project, where she conducted first-hand research with households in rural Western Kenya. She’s played an important role in the analysis of data from the main Diaries project as well as the update, especially on the topics of gender, savings groups, and the economic role of illicit brewing. Catherine also conducts research on financial inclusion and innovation both independently and with BFA (Bankable Frontier Associates). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi.