Field Notes

June 5th, 2018

FSD Kenya carries out research excursions across the country to obtain perspectives of ordinary Kenyans regarding finance, financial services and how the financial system has impacted their livelihoods. This feedback plays a vital role when designing financial solutions that add value to consumers. Below are various blog posts with first-hand information from the field.


Date published Blog Posts
2nd September 2016  Interest rates cap: views from Kawangware
20th September 2016  Transparency in finance: Is it a matter of life and death?
 28th October 2016 Informal vs formal: The need for financial services to complement, not compete
 15th November 2016 The use of borrowed airtime with interest in Kenya
23rd November 2016 The tea bonus: a blessing or a growing dependency? Tea farmers from Embu tell their story.
 25th January  2017 Studying shocks to identify opportunities for financial service providers
 31st March 2017 Creating value through financial inclusion: the trust element
 11th April 2018 Light at the end of the tunnel: building livelihoods under tough conditions



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