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October 2015

Major growth highlights from the 2015 FinAccess geospatial mapping survey

On October 29, 2015, the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Dr. Patrick Njoroge, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and FSD Kenya launched a follow up survey to the 2006, 2009, and 2013 FinAccess household surveys. The exercise tracks trends in the geographical spread and outreach of the financial sector. The 2015 survey […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

SOKONECT

SOKONECT is a mobile application designed for use in the horticultural sector to promote production; marketing and consumption of fresh produce especially vegetables. The application acts as a link between exporting companies, small-holder farmers and consumers of fresh produce.

Retail innovations
August 2015

Juhudi Kilimo Dairy Insurance

Juhudi Kilimo, a provider of smallholder agricultural asset financing, now offers a mobile phone-enabled livestock insurance product.  Through this service, borrowers can obtain dairy insurance when purchasing a cow.  Borrowers pay a premium of 3.5% of the cost of the cow, and commit to following a Best Practice Care Calendar that includes vaccination, tick control, […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Index-Based Livestock Insurance

APA Insurance in Kenya has developed an index-based product for livestock in cooperation with the International Livestock Research Institute, World Vision, and Leapfrog.  The product uses a mobile platform to enroll customers and communicate policy details.  In addition, farmers can make insurance payments and receive payouts via M-PESA. The service uses satellite imagery and proprietary […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Kilimo Booster

The Kilimo Booster offered by Musoni is an agricultural loan for smallholder farmers. It utilizes M-Pesa for all loan disbursements and repayments. Loan values range from KES 5,000-350,000 (approx. USD 60-4,000), and loan terms are up to 12 months with up to a 6 month grace period.  Monthly interest rates range from 1.5%-1.83%, a 3% […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Agrilife

Agrilife is a cloud-based technology platform designed to use mobile phone and web platforms to enable groups of smallholder farmers to access financial services, markets andother services that are relevant to them. Agrilife enables players in the agricultural sector – including banks, micro-finance institutions, insurance companies, cooperatives, investors, and agricultural input providers – to have access […]