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May 2019

Building livelihoods using inclusive finance for chicken farming

FSD Kenya set out to explore ways of using finance to build livelihoods of poor households in Kitui. The survey identified indigenous poultry and pulses as the agriculture value chains with the greatest opportunity for low-income households.

Blogs
May 2019

How poor households invest in their children’s future

Education is the top priority for Kenyans according to FinAccess Household Survey 2019. Poor households particularly attach high value to educating their children. Education is only second to putting food on the table for such households. They see investing in the future of their children as the means to changing the trajectory of their lives. […]

Blogs
April 2019

Did you see my Tweet? Kenyans’ cries for financial consumer protection ring out on social media

An authority is needed with responsibility for receiving unresolved complaints from consumers and providing follow-up and rendering binding decisions. Such an authority would go a long way to cleaning up the problematic practices in financial services that seem to make a new headline every week.

Blogs
February 2019

Towards a financial system which works for Kenya

Financial inclusion has attracted enormous interest because of its promise to provide an instrument for economic and social empowerment.  Initial thinking was that simply expanding the reach of the financial sector would produce financial tools to support greater economic and social inclusion.  But the results thus far have been disappointing.   The origins of financial […]