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Blogs
July 2016

A Decade of Energy Access Transformation (2006-2016): Is energy inclusion in Kenya on the rise?

It’s no secret that developing energy is hard work – it’s capital intensive and requires a long-term vision and commitment. However, Kenya is not shying away from the challenge. Energy a critical driver of the economy and Kenya’s development blueprint, the Kenya Vision 2030, recognizes it as key to the socio-economic development of the nation. FinAccess […]

Blogs
July 2016

Solar stories: Diaries respondents’ experiences with off-grid solar

Isabella and her husband are serious farmers in rural Makueni and among the better-off families in the area.  They grow maize, vegetables, and bananas commercially and are doing well enough to send their older children to boarding school.  When Isabella received her unusually-large merry-go-round payout of KSh 50,000, she decided to take on a few […]

Blogs
March 2016

A look at Kenya’s struggle to purchase healthcare

Every month about 20 percent of Kenya’s population or 9 million people, experience an illness. About 7.8 million of these individuals will seek care at one of over 10,000 facilities in Kenya. And around 120,000 Kenyans will be hospitalized (2013 Kenya Household Health Expenditure and Utilisation Survey – KHHEUS). For both patients and providers, there is […]

Blogs
March 2016

A call for customer communication to catch up with technology

In September and October of 2015, our team went back to check in on the 298 households that had participated in the Kenya Financial Diaries, which ended two years previous. We were eager to learn how many of our respondents—few of which had been able to borrow formally in the past—were now making use of […]