Retail Innovations

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Retail innovations
August 2015

M-BIMA

M-BIMA is Kenya insurance firm CIC’s 12 year endowment product that combines savings with a life and disability cover. Payments and claims are settled through M-PESA. Subscribers send contributions from as low as ksh.20/- per day through their mobile phones at no transaction costs.

Retail innovations
August 2015

SOKO

SOKO (formerly SasaAfrica), is an e-commerce platform that promotes more equitable and distributed international trade by connecting offline artisans in the developing world to online global consumers. Vendors, with no need for the internet, create personal online storefronts and populate them with product information and images with the use of SOKO’s accessible SMS-based mobile phone […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Chamasoft

Chamasoft is a simple to use web and mobile application which helps investment groups and chamas to manage all their group activities and communications. Chamasoft allows groups to automate and monitor their financial records. It performs the following functions: Membership Management. Bank Account Management Financial Management Loan Management Expense Management Project Management Reports One time […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

ChamaPesa

ChamaPesa gives savings clubs (chamas) the tools to issue and manage financial instruments which their members can access from their phones, with good governance at low cost. ChamaPesa enable financial inclusion for people at the base of the pyramid. It enables these Chamas to better manage their savings with good governance and transparency for the […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Zidisha

Zidisha is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that allows people to lend small amounts of money directly to entrepreneurs in developing countries. It is a peer to peer micro-lending service that links borrowers and lenders worldwide without the inter mediation of a local micro-finance institution. The organization is named after the Kiswahili word zidisha which means “grow” or “expand”. The Zidisha website facilitates […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip is a pilot program, launched by Kiva.org, to drive innovations in person-to-person lending. It provides 0% interest loans of up to $5,000 for small businesses and entrepreneurs who are financially excluded and under-served. Kiva Zip allows for direct lending at 0% interest to entrepreneurs in Africa and the U.S. by leveraging trust networks & […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Credit Information Sharing (CIS) System

CIS is a mechanism through which various lenders electronically pool and pull borrower information using centralised (credit reference bureau) databases, with the aim of addressing information asymmetry between borrowers and lenders. Left unchecked, information asymmetry often results in adverse selection, unsuitable loan products/terms, and exclusion of certain categories of borrowers from the credit market. Agriculture […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

M-Shwari Lock Savings Account

A fixed deposit feature on M-Shwari platform. The service allows customers to save a minimum of Sh500 for six months at interest rates of up to six per cent per annum. The new feature banks on the strength of recurrent customer feedback which suggested the need for a facility to instill discipline in medium term […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

M-SHWARI

M-Shwari is a dual-credit/savings product for M-PESA customers that is distinctly savings-led. It allows you to save as little as Ksh.1 and access micro credit product (loan) of a minimum of Ksh.100 any time and receive your loan instantly on your M-PESA account; while earning you interest on money saved. Customers are able to sign […]