The digital journey of Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women: a lesson for progressive MFIs in Bangladesh
The case study charts how Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women utilized technology to address the challenge of offering a customer-centric savings product for low-income segments while managing associated risks.
A wide variety of FinTech firms are emerging globally and indeed, also in Uganda. These firms are offering new products and services underpinned by new technologies. There is much hope that these new approaches to delivering financial products and services offer the potential to bring about benefits to consumers in terms of increased access, speed, […]
In view of the highly risky nature of saving in the informal sector, it is probably necessary to think more about helping clients understand the relative risk of saving in these semi-formal institutions. It should also be noted that the evidence from this study suggests that poor people do value some form of external accountability.