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    Blog post | 15 June 2018 | Howard Miller, Joe Huxley

Lessons from the field: Twelve months of refugee finance in East Africa…

SSA | Fragile and Conflict Affected States | Refugee Finance

Setting the scene… Blink and you might have missed it. But as dusk gave way to darkness on a sunny afternoon in Kigali, UNHCR Livelihoods, Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) and FSD Africa received a brief but deeply significant email from Equity Bank Rwanda… “This is...

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    Blog post | 27 April 2018 | Roland Amoah, Bankable Frontier Associates

Are refugees viable customers for banks?

Rwanda | Refugee Finance

Refugees are not an obvious customer segment for financial service providers (FSPs). It is not hard to see why: in a world where refugees are too often portrayed as very poor, vulnerable, with few tangible assets and little stability, where are the incentives to enter...

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    Document | March 2018 | FSD Africa, Access to Finance Rwanda, UNHCR Rwanda & BFA Global

Refugees and Their Money: Assessing the Business Case for Providing Financial Services to Refugees

Rwanda | Refugee Finance

Refugees have a strong need for comprehensive financial services to support their livelihoods. Refugees, like other relatively low-income segments, need: savings or transaction accounts to safely store their income and minimise the risk of theft; loan products to support...

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