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April 2014

What do low-income people know about money? Indigenous financial concepts and practices and their implications for financial inclusion

In what ways do norms and expectations about the actual processes of saving and borrowing create a disjuncture between the formal sector and indigenous experiences? Bridging this divide between every day and formal financial concepts and practices is part of the key to being able to develop more appropriate products and services that will support […]

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April 2012

Using credit to grow savings: Results from a mobile pilot in Kenya

In November 2009 the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and the Financial Sector Deepening Trust Kenya (FSD Kenya) provided a total of USD 540,000 to Mobile Ventures Kenya Limited (MVK) to enable MVK to pilot an innovative savings product delivered through the mobile channel. The product is Jipange KuSave (meaning “plan or organise […]

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November 2011

Tackling the growth challenge: Working with MFIs in Kenya and Tanzania

Small to mid-sized microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Kenya and Tanzania face multiple challenges to growth. These include the lack of clear and actionable strategic plans, the need for strategic leadership development, and a range of operational issues. In an effort to help MFIs overcome these barriers, Unitus and FSD partnered in 2009 to create the […]

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March 2014

Securing credit for growth: The case for a new asset register in Kenya

This report provides an overview of Kenya’s current policy, and the legal and practical framework for registration of movable asset collateral – including leases. It also outlines the future impact of a modern movable asset registry in increasing access to credit for SMEs. The report therefore looks closely at Vision 2030: it examines it both […]