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Overwhelming demand for new savings groups in Kenya 

Posted by Five Talents 12 June 2014 08:50:00 Categories: Appeal Latest blog
The Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya is vast. Many of Reverend Anthony's new village savings groups take 3-4 hours to reach. His car isn't strong enough for the rough roads and so he borrows a vehicle for these journeys. In fact visiting the groups that are ... read more
 

We are family...I have all my members with me 

Reflections from my recent trip to Kenya...Mahoo Lyimo
Posted by Five Talents 29 April 2014 14:56:00 Categories: Field trips
Desmond Tutu once said, "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." Never is this more greatly epitomised than in our savings groups across Kenya. I recently returned having spent two weeks visiting our... read more
 

Who saves?  

by Anthony McKernan
Posted by Five Talents 20 March 2014 07:55:00 Categories: Current affairs Latest blog
There is much talk today about the Chancellors budget and the raft of measures to help savers. That is - to help Savers, it is not 'to help people save'. The difference is crucial. Existing savers in the UK are older, wealthier people.... read more
 

Microfinance - it's a very broad field... 

... and Five Talents works in a small but vital corner of it
Posted by Five Talents 29 January 2014 13:03:00 Categories: Key topics microfinance Latest blog
Last night we attended the Microfinance Club UK event 'Measuring the Social Side of Microfinance: Indicators that make business sense.' The speaker was Micol Pistelli, Director of Social Performance at MIX, a database of financial and social data... read more
 
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