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Finance for Life
BFA Global is a research, advisory, data analytics and product innovation firm focused on the intersection of finance, data and technology. We aim to improve the lives of vulnerable and underserved communities around the world.
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This publication brings together our learning and insights across BFA, our approaches and solutions that we have developed based on the needs of the low-income demographic and how they manage their finances day to day. Our work combines deep understanding of the customer, creating behavior change with smart UI and UX design, building and implementing fintech solutions, and working with a broader set of stakeholders and partners to create a thriving financial ecosystem. Learn more about our programs: Catalyst Fund, FIBR, OPTIX and RegTech for Regulators Accelerator by exploring our publication menu. We hope you find our content valuable.

Editors
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Jane Del Ser
Cultivating learning about inclusive fintech, digital finance, MSMEs, PAYGo, superplatforms, machine learning and other fun stuff @www.bfaglobal.com
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BFA
BFA specializes in using finance to create solutions for low-income people around the world. Innovating for finance, for life. Visit www.bfaglobal.com
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Carmen Merab
Writer, inclusive fintech enthusiast. Assistant Communications Manager at BFA (www.bfaglobal.com) based in Nairobi.
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Akansha
Tech for good | Passionate about Inclusive Fintech
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Malika Anand
Trying to talk, write, and think about development and pro-poor innovation more clearly @bfaglobal.com
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Maelis Carraro
Helping inclusive fintech startups and financial institutions create innovative solutions for emerging markets' consumers @bfaglobal.com and @catalyst-fund.org
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David Porteous
Chair and founder, BFA www.bfaglobal.com; Chair and co-founder of Digital Frontiers Institute www.digitalfrontiersinstitute.org
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Thea Sokolowski
Helping Africa’s tech entrepreneurs build scalable businesses. Oxford SBS MBA. Writer. Content marketer. Former @MESTAfrica
Writers
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Caitlin Sanford
UX research, consumer protection and regulation, financial health, and tech in low-tech places.
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David del Ser
Loco about inclusive fintech
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Matt Grasser
Inclusive Technologist • Data Scientist • Product Hacker
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Maelis Carraro
Helping inclusive fintech startups and financial institutions create innovative solutions for emerging markets' consumers @bfaglobal.com and @catalyst-fund.org
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David Porteous
Chair and founder, BFA www.bfaglobal.com; Chair and co-founder of Digital Frontiers Institute www.digitalfrontiersinstitute.org
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Brendan Ahern
Associate at Bankable Frontier Associates based in Somerville, MA who’s focused on generating creative solutions for the poor using finance and technology
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Asa Nyaga
Product Manager. Software Development. Inclusive Fintech
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Julie Zollmann
I’m a Kenya-based researcher doing work independently & with BFA (www.bfaglobal.com). I study the economic lives of ordinary people and small businesses.
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Ashirul Amin
Data Whisperer • Development Consultant • Senior Associate at BFA (Bankable Frontier Associates)
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Sushmita Meka
Passionate about financial inclusion, technology, and design. www.bfaglobal.com
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Jacob Winiecki
Posts on energy access, digital finance, pay-as-you-go solar and financial inclusion at @BFAGlobal. @SimpaNetworks co-founder #paygo #solar
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Kelly Nguyen
Kelly Nguyen is an Associate in the Inclusive FinTech Practice at BFA (http://bfaglobal.com). Twitter: @kellynhien
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Benson Gathecha
Data Scientist • Inclusive Technologist • Associate at BFA(Bankable Frontier Associates)
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Javier Linares
Helping fintech startups and financial institutions find creative solutions to serve low income clients in emerging markets. bfaglobal.com
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Wajiha Ahmed
International UX researcher helping fintech startups and financial institutions find creative solutions to better serve their customers
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Mike McCaffrey
Mike McCaffrey manages an independent financial technology advisory called Ulana Insights.
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Yoann Berno
Serial CleanTech and Blockchain entrepreneur turned VC @ Next Big Thing AG
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Nancy Widjaja
Policy Adviser @UNSGSA; Alumni of @accionvlab @BCG @NewsAFI @UNCDF; overall financial inclusion & ICT4D enthusiast; strategist; wanderer; aspiring raconteur.
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Abi Steinberg
Focused on deepening & accelerating financial inclusion in emerging economies @BFAGlobal Program manager for @http://www.fibrproject.org
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Daniel Waldron
Writes on financial inclusion, digital finance, energy access and clean water. Professionally digital, personally analog.
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Rasima Swarup
Deepening financial inclusion in emerging markets by helping fintech startups and finding new ways for finance to reach the un/underserved @bfaglobal.com
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Michelle Hassan
Passionate about financial inclusion especially for MSME and refugees www.bfaglobal.com
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Anne Gachoka
Passionate about financial inclusion world.Associate @bfaglobal
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Victor J. Fuente
Helping companies to grow and to produce a sustainable impact on low-income people. Passionate about Machine Learning and Agile Methodologies
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