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How Can Small Scale Savings Be Offered Sustainably?

After six years of implementation, Scale2Save shares a number of lessons learned around the key drivers they identified for viable business models and the institutional factors that affect an FSP’s ability to offer low-balance savings products.
FinDev Blog

Rethinking MSME Financing: It's the Customer's Digital Transformation That Matters

As small businesses go digital, platform data can help MFIs better serve them, contributing to a healthier, more sustainable and more inclusive lending model.
FinDev Blog

Sharing the Risk: “Micro Equity” for Savings Groups

DreamStart Labs is re-thinking assumptions about how to design solutions for people in emerging economies, starting with a new product which aims to distribute risks more fairly.
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

Digital Innovation: Three Key Lessons to Improve the Resilience of African MFIs and Their Clients

Takeaways from the African Microfinance Week (SAM) on overcoming the challenges and risks associated with digital transformation
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 Blog

Harnessing the Potential of Inclusive Finance for Energy Access

Three key takeaways on developing green microfinance programs from experts at the SAM Conference.
FinDev Blog

From Ideation to Iteration: Human-Centered Design of Micro-Savings in Nigeria

LAPO Microfinance Bank learned five important lessons from their experience using a human-centered design process to revamp their child savings account product.
FinDev Blog

Using Data and Machine Learning to Close the Gender Gap in DR Congo

Differences in product awareness show that we need to look deeper at sub-segments among women if we want to achieve equality of financial access.  
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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.