Retail Innovations

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Retail innovations
August 2015

MamaKiba

MamaKiba (meaning “MotherSavings”) is a mobile pre-payment service that allows Jacaranda clients to safely prepay towards delivery costs to encourage a culture of saving and reduces the financial burden of delivery. Visiting Jacaranda, a mother will first create an electronic health record which will give her the option to open a Mamakiba account. This installs […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Freedom From Fistula

The Freedom from Fistula Foundation was established in 2008 to provide free fistula treatment. This includes referral and treatment in Nairobi, as well as at fistula camps. Freedom from fistula (FFF) works with several of Kenya’s largest tertiary hospitals to delivery free fistula treatment. Through its work, FFF identified that transport costs present a financial […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Linda Jamii

Linda Jamii was launched to provide an affordable health insurance option to Kenyans. It provides comprehensive coverage for inpatient and outpatient services, as well as some dental and optical services. Benefits coverage includes a hospitalization income replacement benefit as well as funeral costs, should a beneficiary pass away. Using M-Pesa and a robust e-health IT […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Changamka Microhealth

A lack of a safe, cost-effective way of saving money over time makes it difficult for the poor to earmark funds for health expenses, even for expected medical costs such as maternity and delivery care. Changamka Microhealth Limited offers clients who may not have access to traditional banking platforms, various mobile savings accounts earmarked for […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

PowerHive solar microgrids

Powerhive has developed a technology platform and business model that enables financing and monetization of distributed solar microgrids. PowerHive’s solar microgrids use low-cost metering hardware that provides theft detection and local wireless communication. PowerHive uses a cloud-based software platform that tracks and manages power generating assets, provides real-time data/ analytics, and supports pre-paid billing via […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Takamoto PAYG Biogas systems

Schutter Energy is a social enterprise that installs Takamoto Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) Biogas systems in rural communities. Schutter Energy Ltd uses smart metering and mobile money. Smallholder farmer clients pay an installation fee and then only pay for the biogas they use. Their smart payment system allows farmers to purchase as little as $0.50 at a […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Angaza solar lanterns

Angaza Design’s pay-as-you-go technology puts its products within financial reach of  kerosene-dependent households by allowing them to pay for the light in small increments over time at a cost less than they currently pay for kerosene. Angaza’s integrated hardware within the lanterns regulate energy output and enables or disables the light depending on the receipt […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Energy Hub

Angaza manages a cloud-based PAYG software platform called the Energy Hub, which integrates directly with mobile money platforms (like M-Pesa) and provides a suite of online services to help distributors manage and streamline PAYG financing of solar energy systems. It also works directly with manufacturers to develop custom PAYG hardware solutions that are optimized for […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

BB17 Solar Kit

The BB17 Solar Kit uses a GSM remote monitoring system to monitor performance and usage.  The system also has the ability to switch the solar kit off, which helps reduce the risk of default.  Mobile enabled payment solutions and cloud-based customer management interact with the solar systems in the field to offer energy as a […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Sun Transfer PAYG charge controller

Sun Transfer developed and piloted mulitple pay-as-you-go (PAYG) charge controllers for their large solar home systems.  They started with a RFID-card system with a point of service device, but have transitioned to a “CODE” system in both Ethiopia and Kenya. This new platform allows the customer to input SMS-codes entered via a handheld infrared device.