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FinDev Blog

What Do Microfinance Clients Need to Adapt to Climate Change?

In the first post of the FinDev Blog Series on Climate Change and Financial Inclusion, we explore insights from Rwandan smallholder farmers on building climate resilience through microfinance.
FinDev Blog

The Power of Community-Based Organizations to Mobilize Farmers’ Savings

A Scale2Save project in Cote d’Ivoire shares what they’ve learned working with farmer cooperatives as financial agents.
FinDev Interview

WhatsApp and Algorithms: How to Get Financing to Farmers in East Africa

The founders of Ugandan fintech Emata share how their solution is helping dairy farmers and their cooperatives access finance and manage operations.
FinDev Blog

Can Insurance Make Small-Scale Solar Energy More Accessible?

Small-scale solar installations have been an important innovation to bring electricity to remote areas, but they face many risks which jeopardize their ability to provide a continuous energy supply. 
FinDev Blog

Do Flexible Loans Improve Access to Agricultural Credit?

Results from a recent survey in Kenya question the impact of flexible loan terms on how much credit smallholder farmers take up. But the issue may be that loans were still not flexible enough.
FinDev Blog

Where Is the COVID-19 Stimulus for the Smallholders Who Feed the World?

Without more support, the global health crisis could become a global food crisis
FinDev Interview

Protecting Livestock and Livelihoods from Climate Change

European Microfinance Award winner, APA Insurance, is working with Kenyan smallholders to help them build resilience to the effects of climate change such as droughts and flooding.
FinDev Interview

Speaking the Common Language of the SDGs

Jean-Marc Debricon of Alterfin discusses impact investing in rural Africa as the region prepares for African Microfinance Week. Held in Burkina Faso from 21 to 25 October 2019, this major regional conference provides a unified African platform for discussion of microfinance issues. ​
FinDev Interview

How Did Advans Côte d'Ivoire Win the European Microfinance Award?

Albert Sie Dah, Farm Operations Manager of Advans Côte d’Ivoire, talks about how they have succeeded in serving farmers and their children with a combination of high tech and high touch.