Sub-Saharan Africa

Pula and protecting smallholder farmers through insurance

Pula and protecting smallholder farmers through insurance

VentureKast Podcast: Providing insurance and farm advisory services to smallholder farmers By Vikas Raj “I have never been so proud because,...

Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home

Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home

We’re investing in Lumkani to use fintech to bring fire protection to low-income South Africans By Ashley Lewis Globally, more than 1.4...

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Accion Venture Lab continues to invest in Lidya in Nigeria By Amee Parbhoo and Ashley Lewis “The real backbone of most economies is...

In a changing climate, technology provides a lifeline for farmers

In a changing climate, technology provides a lifeline for farmers

Why we’re investing in Pula to support agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia By Rob Stevens and Amee Parbhoo Smallholder farmers...

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

“I wanted to do something that would create more opportunities in places where they are scarce.” First Access, based in New...

UGAFODE savings group counts their savings for deposit before mobile money

Mobile Money & Savings: How UGAFODE Reaches Rural Uganda

By Jacqueline van Hartley in collaboration with David Muheirwe In 2011 only 20% of Uganda’s population was served by banks....