Background This study examines how building livelihoods programmes, or financial graduation projects, shape who participants become as businesspeople. The study followed 51 participants of the FSD Kenya and CARE building livelihoods programme in Marsabit County, Northern Kenya from May 2016 to February 2019. It provides important insights into different identities associated with being a businessperson, […]
Small regular social grants or payments to the very poor or vulnerable are increasingly recognised as a key tool in the fight against extreme poverty. New social protection payment schemes face major challenges in delivering payments safely and cost effectively to beneficiaries. During 2008 FSD took on responsibility for the management of payments under Kenya’s […]
This case study explores the implementation and implications of Equity Bank’s partnership with the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) to support the payment of social protection benefits to the poor in Northern Kenya through agent banking and branch expansion.