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PAYGO TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERING WOMEN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

By Vania Matola – FSDMoç Investment Analyst In partnership with Epsilon Energia Solar and SolarWorks! FSDMoç is promoting access to energy to low-income households through Pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) technology. The PAYGO technology combines a solar home system (SHS) with the mobile money platform. The solar companies are offering a 3, 6, 12 and 18 months payment plans to rural communities in Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Manica provinces allowing them to gain access to solar energy and the benefits of increased safety, added study time, extended business hours. Solar household kits are not only

WOMEN CONTRIBUTION TO ADVANCING THE AGENCY BANKING MODEL IN MOZAMBIQUE

By Almeira Paruque – FSDMoç Investment Analyst  This article aims to highlight the role played by women in the dynamization of the agency banking model, implemented by BancABC and Letshego, with the support of FSDMoç, whose objective is to expand the network of banks’ agents, through the development of products and marketing strategies for the rural areas, as well as training of agents and financial education of clients. To promote the participation and reduction of the obstacles faced by women, these projects have sought to boost their participation, which currently represent about 20%

Can FSDMoç support the housing finance sector in Mozambique?

Can FSDMoç support the housing finance sector in Mozambique? Some highlights from the Housing Finance Panel during the FSD Network Conference, December 2018 By: Benedito Murambire, Jr. FSDMoç Investment Manager. Housing has a significant impact on any economy, which is not the subject of this paper. Obviously, in Mozambique, like in any other country, there are strong linkages between housing and economy. Additionally, housing has strong linkages with financial sector development.  This paper intends to highlight the efforts from FSDMoç in addressing the housing finance challenges. It will highlight “what we have learned”, “what we