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February 2017

Kay gets perspective on informal sector in Kibera

During his visit for the FSD Kenya 3rd annual lecture, John Kay visited Haki Group, a Self Help Group registered in 2002 but graduated to a Community Based Organization in 2005 to mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS in Kibera. Haki promotes savings groups as part of its economic empowerment program. It currently has 35 savings […]

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October 2015

An overview of the Kenya Financial Diaries research program

A major gap in the ability of formal financial services to deliver value for low-income families is a general lack of information and understanding of their preferences, behaviours and needs. To address this gap, FSD Kenya in partnership with BFA and Digital Divide Data undertook a Financial Diaries study between 2012 and 2013. The Kenya Financial Diaries tracked […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

e-Kit app

The Savings Group (SG) e-kit is an android-based application that has electronic training materials on the SG methodology and operation. It contains five lessons in the form of interactive videos, each with an accompanying quiz on the key concepts covered.  The five lessons should be sufficient to allow group formation and operation without the need […]

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Retail innovations
August 2015

e-Recording app

The Savings Group (SG) e-Recording app is an android-based application built to improve the quality and speed of data capture for SGs while enhancing transparency and security of the data, and providing a convenient and reliable solution to SG recording. It is used to record all the transactions of a savings group. It also captures […]

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Publications
April 2008

MicroSave project completion report 

The main aims of this independent review were to assess the performance of MicroSave’s third phase and the overall experience of MicroSave over its full nine-year history, identifying key achievements and lessons learned. MicroSave is a four-year project funded by DFID, CGAP, the Austrian Development Agency and NORAD. MicroSave started in 1998 and its third […]

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November 2008

Developing decentralised financial services: Project review

The Decentralised Financial Services (DFS) project began in 2003 as an action research project to improve outreach of financial services in remote and rural areas. The first phase focused on developing and testing the tools to strengthen the management and governance of community-based financial organisations. The second phase which started in 2005, sought to demonstrate […]

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July 2015

A savings group story

Savings Groups (SGs) are a simple financial intermediation model where members of a group contribute an agreed minimum amount of savings during regular meetings.FSD Kenya has been supporting savings groups since 2008 through the Community Savings & Loans (COSALO) project in partnership with CARE Kenya and later with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) under the private […]

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March 2015

Quality of delivery study: Outreach, member satisfaction, safety and delivery channels in Savings Groups projects

Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSD Kenya) has worked since 2008 with CARE and, since August 2012, with CRS, to develop, test and perfect different models or channels for forming, training and supporting Savings Groups (SGs). In 2013, FSD Kenya commissioned the Quality of Delivery Study (QDS) which had four objectives: ƒ (1) Measure the outreach […]