In this series of mini-interviews, researchers and respondents in the Kenya Financial Diaries reflect on their experiences.
Parents across Kenya are receiving ambiguous messages about the timing of school re-openings amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The year 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as the point in time when COVID-19 paralysed the world.
Between 7 September and 14 October, our team spoke with 207 participants from the Kenya Financial Diaries, tracing the ways COVID-19 was impacting their lives.
As we completed a new round of COVID-19 Diaries interviews in mid-October, we noticed a shift in the story of economic hardship.
On average, families in the Kenya Financial Diaries started to see improvements in their economic situation as of October 2020, but incomes are still far from normal.
The Covid-19 pandemic is throwing a curved ball at us. It has made planning virtually impossible.
After several years of “hustling,” my friend Njoroge saved money enough to construct his own little fruit shack in the Hurlingham suburb of Nairobi.
As COVID-19 continues to ravage economies across the world, a key point of emerging macroeconomic focus is its variated impact at sectoral level.
As the world reels from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a key lesson it has taught us is the universality of our vulnerability.
The economic fallout engendered by COVID-19 has already been dire with many going without food and/or accruing different types of debt to stay afloat.
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, FSD Kenya and BFA Global have been working to understand the human impacts—social, financial, and economic—by conducting qualitative phone interviews with previous respondents from the Kenya Financial Diaries.