Authors

Catherine Wanjala

BFA Global
Expertise: Financial Diaries, Market research
About Catherine Wanjala

Catherine Wanjala is a research consultant based in Nairobi.  She worked as a research assistant in the Kenya Financial Diaries project, where she conducted first-hand research with households in rural Western Kenya.  She’s played an important role in the analysis of data from the main Diaries project as well as the update, especially on the topics of gender, savings groups, and the economic role of illicit brewing.  Catherine also conducts research on financial inclusion and innovation both independently and with BFA (Bankable Frontier Associates).  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi.

ARTICLES BY Catherine Wanjala

If the coronavirus doesn’t kill you…

“Our love has grown more”

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

Dilemmas of distancing

Corona Case Studies: Mountains Beyond Mountains

The costs of coping with Coronavirus

Corona Case Studies: “If I had food, I would close the shop”

The ultimate stress test for financial resilience

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

Corona Case Studies: Loss of Income, Loss of Pride