The systematic and prudent financing of smallholder agriculture has been and continues to be a difficult goal in Kenya in spite of remarkable progress in the microfinance over the past twenty years. Agriculture, with its non-uniform cash flows, rural bias, poorly capitalised and widely dispersed producers, seasonal cash flows, price and market risks differs substantially […]
This report examines the experiences of two micro-finance organisations in Kenya, Faulu Kenya Ltd (Faulu) and Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT), which both decided to transform into deposit taking microfinance institutions (DTMs).
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 […]