Amolo Ng'weno

BFA Global
About Amolo Ng'weno

Amolo is the East Africa Regional Director of BFA, a consulting company specializing in financial services for low income people. Until 2015, she was Managing Director of Digital Divide Data Kenya Ltd (DDD), a social enterprise that provides data and research services to companies and governments, while hiring young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and supporting their higher education.

While at DDD, Amolo oversaw the implementation of the Kenya Financial Diaries, a project of FSD Kenya. Amolo joined DDD from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she held a position as Deputy Director in the Financial Services for the Poor team in the Global Development Program. As Deputy Director she worked to improve scale, range and impact of financial services available to the poor in developing countries. Prior to her work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Amolo was the COO of the Trust for African Rock Art, Nairobi. Before that, she was a co-founder of Africa Online, East Africa's first internet provider, which operated in eight countries before sale to Telkom South Africa. Amolo holds a B.A. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University and a Master's in Public Affairs from Princeton University.




ARTICLES BY Amolo Ng'weno

Economic prospects for Kenya in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

If the coronavirus doesn’t kill you…

“Our love has grown more”

Shamba bora (fertile farmland), Shamba la mawe (rocky farmland)

Dilemmas of distancing

The costs of coping with Coronavirus

The ultimate stress test for financial resilience

When hustling fails: The impact of coronavirus mitigation efforts on ordinary people’s livelihoods

It takes a village: Lessons from digitizing social school fees payments

Q & A with Amolo Ng’weno