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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
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 […]

Blogs
October 2018

Four differences and five similarities of digital credit markets in Kenya and Tanzania

While both Kenya and Tanzania registered fast uptake of digital credit, a new study by FSD Kenya and CGAP with almost 8000 individuals found considerable differences as well as similarities in the adoption and use of digital credit in the two countries.