The Corner Shop project records how small retail businesses are doing across the Covid-19 crisis. L-IFT collaborates with MSC in this project, where MSC funds India and Indonesia fieldwork, while L-IFT funds Bangladesh, Senegal, Mali, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Nigeria. MSC and L-IFT presented the findings of the study at the Financial Inclusion week of CFI. The study is now running for 1 ½ years in most countries and we hope to obtain financial support to be able to continue several years beyond the Covid crisis.
This project is so unique because L-IFT managed to initiate it in a time of crisis, without external funding and creatively using technology to train local teams, approach retail shops even in the first Covid lock-down period, while always observing Covid prevention rules.
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