Kenya has been among the most frequently-cited countries in discussions of financial inclusion, especially surrounding the rise of mobile money. Given this rapid change, what types of financial services does someone in Kenya have access to today? Is there equal access throughout the country or is it concentrated or missing in certain areas? The Kenya Map of Financial Inclusion (Fig.
Rwanda is still very much a nation working towards recovery. In 2000, nearly two-thirds of the population was living below the national poverty line. Five years later, poverty rates remained at nearly 60 percent. However, Rwanda has experienced positive and rapid growth since then, with poverty rates having dropped to 45 percent and still decreasing.
MIX presents the “2006-2011 Trends for the Latin American and the Caribbean microfinance market”, an update to the trend report published in August 2011. This report shows the region’s performance based on a variety of indicators in categories such as outreach, growth, credit types, financial structure, and profitability and risk.