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Introducing Digital Money Movers: A Monthly Insight into Digital Innovation and Financial Inclusion in Africa

We are pleased to announce the launch of Digital Money Movers, a monthly publication dedicated to exploring the dynamic world of digital innovation and financial services. The journal delves into the compelling stories, significant developments, and influential figures shaping FinTech innovation, digital payments, and financial inclusion across Africa. Digital Money Movers is designed to be […]

Mikopo Nafuu is connecting customers to legitimate lenders. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 39

Now and then, people have emergencies and thus seek credit services. Ideally, loans should be affordable with reasonable payment terms. But in the real market environment, most loans are very expensive; the interests are exorbitant, and the terms unrealistic. Money Lenders, mainly loan sharks exploit borrowers who usually don’t have any alternative. To address these […]

Payd is simplifying Payments and Record Keeping for Freelancers. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 38

Japheth and Benaiah, both seasoned freelancers, had firsthand experience with the challenges of managing payments and records. Even though they would execute their work professionally and diligently, their payments and record-keeping were a mess.  ‘Frustrated by the limitations of existing payment solutions, they set out on a mission to create something truly remarkable.’ They created […]

40 Days 40 FinTechs Report Unveils Groundbreaking Innovation and Inclusivity in Africa’s FinTech Landscape

We are delighted to announce the release of the 40 Days 40 FinTechs Report 2023, a comprehensive celebration of innovation, inclusivity, and impact in the ever-evolving FinTech space. This annual program, organized by HiPipo in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, showcases the transformative potential of digital finance in Africa. Key Highlights: We […]

A-Trader is digitizing Investment Opportunities for Africans. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 33

With a population of close to 1.5 billion people, Africa is a continent of endless opportunities. However, due to poor infrastructure, high illiteracy rates and low technology adoption among others, most of these opportunities remain untapped. For instance, the majority of Africans are financially excluded because of the absence of equitable financial products and services. […]

Zudua is using E-commerce to deliver convenience to customers. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 27

Even though eCommerce platforms have been around for decades, they were not very popular in Africa until 2020, when the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic happened. The COVID-19 pandemic brought e-commerce platforms to the forefront as the world searched for safe and convenient ways of shopping. Since then, eCommerce has been a fast-growing business around globally. E-commerce […]

Ramani is building modern financial infrastructure for Africa’s supply chains. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 26

Tanzanian FinTech company, Ramani is leading the transformation of Africa’s supply chains through the development of the latest technology financial infrastructure. Founded in 2019, Ramani is focused on fixing fragmented consumer goods supply chains that traditionally suffer from a lack of data visibility and are burdened by limited access to financial services. It fixes this […]

Nilipe is using FinTech to make life easy for Revelers and Events Organizers. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 21

Tanzania has a very vibrant entertainment life with several chart-topping artists, supported by millions of partygoers. As such, a week cannot pass without an entertainment event happening in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha, Moshi, Dodoma, Morogoro and Zanzibar. While entertainment is a lucrative business in Tanzania, it has its downside; with one unique challenge affecting […]

Seamless Digital Payments with AzamPay and AzamPesa. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 19

All a customer needs are effective solutions that address his or her needs. Be it shopping, money transfers, entertainment or health services among others, end-users are always looking out for efficient services. While there are several service providers, all promising effectiveness and efficiency, many fall short, leaving customers displeased. To mitigate this, innovators continue to […]

Dawa Mkononi is using FinTech to democratize access to medical products. #40Days40FinTechs Tanzania Day 18

The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that Universal health coverage can only be achieved when there is affordable access to safe, effective and quality medicines and health products. Countries face a range of obstacles to achieving this, including rising prices for new medicines, shortages and stockouts of essential medicines, especially for non-communicable diseases, and the […]

SmartDarasa is making STEM learning fun and easy. #40Days40FinTechs Tanzania Day 17

STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics have since time immemorial been at the forefront of global transformation, with most innovations rotating around it. But, learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics is an expensive venture, requiring lots of time and resources. With this in mind, innovators are looking for smart and better ways of democratizing […]

Quickii Enterprises offers seamless payments, ride-hailing and currency exchange services. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 13

The twenty-first century came with its unique disruptions, with technology taking centre stage. But the COVID-19 pandemic is to date the biggest unexpected occurrence. The effects of this pandemic will last for a very long. On one hand, COVID-19 negatively affected every aspect of life; deaths in millions, jobs lost in millions, and global stress […]

KILIMO BaNDO is using Agri-FinTech to unlock opportunities for Farmers. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day 12

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is mainly dominated by Subsistence, Smallholder Farmers and Agro-Small and Medium Enterprises. These collectively contribute greatly to the continent’s Food Basket, enhance Food Security and also employ millions of people. That said, they face enormous challenges, many of which threaten their long-term survival.  Such challenges include limited resources, unpredictable seasons, poor […]

Bizzyn is using FinTech to transform SMEs. 40 Days 40 FinTechs Tanzania Day One

The inaugural 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative for Tanzania has started on a high with Bizzyn; an innovative technology company focused on delivering cloud accounting and financial management solutions to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across Africa. With a mission to simplify financial processes and empower SMEs, Bizzyn offers user-friendly software to streamline tasks such […]

HiPipo kicks off 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative for Tanzania

The inaugural 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative for Tanzania has kicked off with a focus on tracing the journeys of financial technology stakeholders from all over the country. First implemented in Uganda, 40 Days 40 FinTechs is an annual FinTech Innovation initiative presented by HiPipo to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations who are making […]

Tanzania ICTC, HiPipo sign long term partnership

The government of Tanzania has lauded HiPipo’s deliberate digital and financial inclusion efforts that continue to address longstanding disparities, close gender diversity gaps and advocate for equity for thousands of underserved and unserved populations across Africa. As proof of its commendation of these digital and financial inclusion works, the government through the Tanzania Information and […]

Digital Excellence Rewarded at 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa

The 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa celebrated pioneering achievements and innovations in the digital sphere, honouring exceptional organizations and individuals who have showcased significant strides in advancing financial inclusion in Africa. MTN Uganda & MTN MoMo took home the biggest award after being crowned as the Digital Brand of the Decade for their remarkable impact […]

2023 Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit: Ecosystem Players Advocate for Infrastructure Enhancement for Financial Inclusion

During the 2023 Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit, industry stakeholders noted the need for improved infrastructure to improve business operations and counter the surging instances of fraud. Held at Kampala Serena Hotel, the 2023 Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit was organized by HiPipo in partnership with Level One Project, Mojaloop Foundation, INFITX, Cyberplc Academy, Ideation […]

Celebrating a Decade of Digital Excellence: Here are the 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa nominees

HiPipo takes this apt opportunity to unveil the 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa nominees. The release of the nominations follows the completion of both the entries’ submission and verification processes that have been ongoing since mid-July. The shortlisted nominees come from hundreds of entries done through the nomination portal and direct digital submissions by potential […]