May 15th, 2019
Building livelihoods using inclusive finance for chicken farming
Wanza Mbole Namboya
FSD Kenya set out to explore ways of using finance to build livelihoods of poor households in Kitui. The survey identified indigenous poultry and pulses as the agriculture value chains with the greatest opportunity for low-income households.
April 25th, 2018
Tackling poverty in rural Kenya through community-owned village banks
Why FSAs are the preferred financial service providers in Kitui.
The popularity of graduation programmes as the means to ending extreme poverty is growing globally.
April 11th, 2018
Light at the end of the tunnel: building livelihoods under tough conditions
“We have been working towards this moment for a long time. With the bank loans just a few weeks away we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
June 30th, 2017
Unlocking opportunities for the poor, Part two
Our first blog in this series discussed the Hunger Safety Net Programme and savings groups (SGs), for which we’ve also sought to use market based approaches. Part Two, discusses the use of a market based approach in graduation programmes.
May 17th, 2017
Unlocking opportunities for the poor, Part One
For seven years, Najiri has received bi-monthly cash transfers from the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) a Kenyan government program in Northern Kenya
March 31st, 2017
Creating value through financial inclusion: the trust element
In an effort to understand the real needs of the people, our seventh ‘Field Friday’ exercise took us to Karagita in Naivasha. We set out to gather insights on which financial services people use and which ones they trust most.
November 16th, 2016
Life in Laisamis, Marsabit
Meet Najiri: One of the target recipients for FSD Kenya’s new graduation programme.
The sun is bright in Marsabit, the kind of bright that sears anything its rays touch. There isn’t much rain here, most parts of the county are arid.