Lesley Denyes

Lesley Denyes is the Mercy Corps Program Director for the SDC-funded Agri-Fin Mobile Program, a unique approach to bundling agriculture services with financial services through mobile platforms in Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Indonesia.

By Lesley Denyes


DFS Risk: “When It Works, It’s Great; When It’s Bad, It’s Awful"

Many innovators in digital finance fail to grasp the potential negative implications or risks associated with customers using advanced technologies.

How Do Smallholder Farmers Access Information?

Even though making information “mobile” can increase outreach to smallholder farmers, the potential of mobile information services far exceeds farmers’ current demand for it. Mobile phones are not a panacea, and many farmers prefer more traditional sources of information.