Kenya plans to unlock micro, small & medium enterprises (MSME) financing
This podcast featured Lemuel Mangla, the Head of Policy and Compliance at CIS Kenya, and MSC’s BFS Specialist Kim Kariuki. They discussed the monumental changes in Kenya’s credit scoring system. The government is moving the financial industry from blacklisting to a graduated model that allows even those with poor scores to access credit. More than 4 million Kenyans can now access formal credit with this move, which will likely accelerate post-pandemic recovery and improve liquidity for women-led MSMEs.
Women in open-air and cross-border trade in Kenya: Insights from the financial diaries research
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commissioned MSC to conduct an action research program to enhance the quality and usage of digital financial services among female traders in open-air and cross-border markets in Kenya. We analyzed 6,000+ transactions in the research. Read our report to see the findings from these financial diaries research.