A Year in the Lives of Smallholder Families: Insights from Mozambique, Tanzania, and Pakistan
How do the estimated 500 million smallholder households worldwide manage their money and what kind of financial services would better serve this important group?
Until now, very little was known about how financial services could effectively respond to the varied needs of smallholder families around the world. In CGAP's year-long financial diaries study, researchers tracked the financial lives of 270 total smallholder households in Mozambique, Pakistan and Tanzania and came away with unique insights into how these families manage their income, plan for expenses and cope with the unpredictable nature of lives rooted in agriculture.
It is the first time the financial diaries methodology has been used to research the financial lives of smallholders.
Join CGAP on February 25 for an event featuring a panel of experts who will highlight key findings from the Smallholder Diaries and discuss opportunities to design and improve financial solutions for smallholder households.