Kenya Covid-19 Diaries

This section holds a series of rapidly-produced blogs on how low-income Kenyans are coping with the changes in their lives induced by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  This research was implemented in partnership between BFA Global and FSD Kenya. Read more about the Kenya Financial Diaries project here.  We will continue checking in with Diaries participants throughout the crisis.  For the latest news and insights from this work, follow @FSDKe and @BFAGlobal on Twitter, as well as hashtags #Covid19DiariesKenya and #KomeshaCorona

 

Blogs and Case studies

Investors and Indigents: Divergent trajectories of Kenyans in the COVID era

11/11/2020

How are things now? Summary of September/October COVID Diaries Findings

11/11/2020

Finance bends; will it break?

11/11/2020

A bridge too far? Paying for school in an economic crisis

11/11/2020

“Maybe someone is out there fighting for you.”

10/11/2020

COVID-19 impact-recovery pathways for the economy: Features and implications

05/10/2020

Njoroge’s story: How Kenya’s informal economy is struggling in the shadow of COVID-19 and graft

25/09/2020

COVID-19 and Digitisation: Will digitisation drive inclusion or inequality?

06/08/2020

Debts in Distress: How ordinary people are finding the liquidity they need to survive COVID

29/07/2020

Imagining Post-COVID recovery

10/07/2020

FSD Kenya and BFA webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on low-income Kenyans

20/06/2020

Corona Case Studies: ‘Waiting for nothing’

12/06/2020

Corona Case Studies: ‘Running out of options’

12/06/2020

Back to an empty market

10/06/2020

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

29/05/2020

How COVID-19 has affected digital payments to merchants in Kenya

29/05/2020

Corona Case Studies: Lost without church

30/04/2020

The buck stops with women

30/04/2020

Will COVID-19 make or break community-based finance?

27/04/2020

Opportunities beyond Covid-19: It’s time for Kenya to nurture a fully digital economy

22/04/2020

If the coronavirus doesn’t kill you…

21/04/2020

“Our love has grown more”

21/04/2020

Corona Case Studies: Kibarua crunch

14/04/2020

Corona Case Studies: Should I stay, or should I go?

14/04/2020

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

14/04/2020

Dilemmas of distancing

09/04/2020

Corona Case Studies: Mountains Beyond Mountains

09/04/2020

The costs of coping with Coronavirus

08/04/2020

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

07/04/2020

The ultimate stress test for financial resilience

07/04/2020

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

06/04/2020

Corona Case Studies: Loss of Income, Loss of Pride

06/04/2020

Weathering the COVID-19 storm: How will Kenyans cope?

30/03/2020