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 […]
Brand Fusion, a South Africa based research house that undertakes research in Africa and Asia, was responsible for the collection of the FinAccess spatial data. Garth Lawless, Brand Fusion’s special projects manager, presented the overall findings of the survey at the launch on October 29th 2015.
Despite strong growth in Kenya’s mango subsector, there is scant documentation of the financial performance of the value chain. One major challenge for financial intervention in the sector is limited information on the financial needs of small-holder farmers, leading to low engagement by financial institutions, and a lack of optimisation of mango value chain functionalities […]
Kickstart’s mobile layaway service “Tone kwa Tone Pata Pump” (Kiswahili for “Drop by Drop gets the Pump”) allows small-scale farmers to make incremental payments via M-PESA for an irrigation pump that is held on lawaway until payments are complete. Farmers register for the service via paper forms, and are subsequently notified via SMS that they’ve […]