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Over a million people benefit from FutureLink Technologies’ Financial Services

Our Reporter. FutureLink Technologies is a community-driven marketplace for affordable financial services. It is licensed by the Bank of Uganda as a digital national payment systems operator. They work to enhance the financial resilience of Africa’s low and middle-income earners through a community-driven marketplace where consumers access a variety of financial services, mainly credit, most […]

EzyAgric is using FinTech to enable over 300,000 farmers to get access to genuine agricultural information, inputs, and markets

Our Reporter. Agriculture remains Uganda’s top employer, with more than 60 percent of the population involved in agricultural activities. Despite this statistic, the industry is largely underfunded, many farm inputs are counterfeited and there is little support for harvest handling and agro marketing. By and large, Ugandan farmers are on their own, living at the […]

Linmart is connecting businesses to a free online market

Our Reporter. Linmart is an online marketplace that links manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and shoppers to one platform called a MARKET for convenient, timely and cost-effective transactions. Started in October 2021, Linmart is an easy-to-use product where vendors sign-up for free and buyers just use their smartphones, pads or computers to conveniently contact sellers and […]

SafeBoda has transitioned into a Super Transport and FinTech APP

Our Reporter. The word ‘SafeBoda’ is now a household name for the majority of Ugandans who especially use Boda Bodas – motorcycles for movement in Kampala Metropolitan region. For many Ugandans, riding on a boda boda used to be an unsafe experience because the riders were reckless, didn’t have customer care and you couldn’t bargain […]

FinTechs brace for easier operations after introduction of New Software Development Kit

HiPipo, organisers of the 40Days40FinTechs initiative have welcomed the new Software Development Kits (SDKs) by the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA), saying this will go a long way in providing interoperable solutions. The SDKs, developed by GSMA’s Inclusive Tech Lab, are toolkits that software developers use to build applications using prebuilt components instead of […]

Kuzimba takes the entire building value chain online

Our Reporter. When Ephrance Eunice Namugenyi’s father started a paver and block-making business, he contacted his daughter to use her Information Technology skills to market his products. The two sat down and agreed to do something much bigger; create a digital marketplace for building materials. “I also work at Kyambogo University where I meet students […]