Kenya Financial Diaries inspire Bill & Melinda Gates
  • In the 2015 Gates Annual Letter, Bill & Melinda describe four bets that they believe will contribute to making the lives of people in poor countries improve faster in the next 15 years than any time in history.
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    Credit providers' association launches five-year strategic plan
  • Monday 27th October, 2014: The Association of Kenya Credit Providers (AKCP) launched its five-year strategic plan for the period 2015 - 2019 at a colourful function addressed by the CBK Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u.
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    Financial Diaries research reveals how Kenya’s low-income families earn, save and spend their money
  • Tuesday 12th August, 2014: Data from nationwide project deepens understanding of the financial lives of low-income Kenyan households.
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    Seven years on, what is it like to be a mobile money agent in Kenya?
  • Nairobi, Thursday 19th June, 2014: Findings from a survey of over 2,000 mobile and bank agents carried out in 2013 across Kenya were earlier today presented during the official launch of the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) Kenya country report.
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    Online maps to deepen understanding of financial services access points in Kenya
  • 13th March, 2014: An online portal that will help identify gaps in access to financial services at national and county level was launched earlier today by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u.
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    About FSD Kenya

    The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme was established in early 2005 to support the development of financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty. Working in partnership with the financial services industry, the programme’s goal is to expand access to financial services among lower income households and smaller enterprises. It operates as an independent trust under the supervision of professional trustees, KPMG Kenya, with policy guidance from a Programme Investment Committee (PIC). Read more >>


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    The conceptual underpinning of FSD’s work derives from the “making markets work for the poor” approach. It provided the original impetus for the establishment of FSD Kenya and has guided its activities over the last six years. Read more>>

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    • November 2014 issue 30

      Nov2014In this edition, we examine the Financial Diaries research findings and their implications for financial services providers in product development.


    bill gatesThis is the latest in the Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations series of grants - and the first aimed at increasing financial services and inclusion for the poor. The goal of this Grand Challenge is to increase the value of mobile for poor and low income people by enabling universal acceptance of mobile money among small merchants and service providers. Click here for more details