Wendy Chamberlin


Wendy is a development professional with over 17 years of experience working in both the philanthropic sector and in direct implementation,  including a specific focus on developing and delivering solutions to drive financial inclusion in emerging markets. She spent over 12 years working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a large portion of that time working on digital financial services for smallholder farmers and women’s economic empowerment. She served as the  Global  Programme Director with the Boma Project and is now working as a consultant for CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) and  CARE USA in Nairobi.

Wendy has been a key supporter of Producers Direct for many years, since first connecting with us through her work with the Gates Foundation. Wendy’s expertise includes fundraising and donor connections, organisational culture; strategic planning and implementation; and has worked on programme development and implementation with smallholder farmers focussing on technology development; financial inclusion, and gender. Wendy is from the US but moved to and has been living in Nairobi with her family for the last three years.