Retail Innovations

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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.

Retail innovations
August 2015

Mobisol Solar Home Systems

Mobisol is a pay-as-you-go smart solar home solutions firm that combines solar energy with an affordable payment plan via mobile phone, comprehensive customer service and innovative remote monitoring technology. Mobisol provides solar home systems to low income customers. The systems are networked via GSM/GPRS module and panel-mounted technology, which allows for tracking of technical data and […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Okoa Stima

Okoa Stima allows Kenyans to get electricity from Kenya Power Lighting Company (KPLC) when they need it then pay for it within seven days at a fee of of 10 per cent of the amount borrowed. With the service, Safaricom subscribers can borrow any amount they require based on a predetermined limit given by their historical […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Stima Bora Loan

Stima Bora is a mobile app for loan application and processing for Kenyans seeking to obtain power connections from KPLC. Upon approval of loan applications, Jamii Bora Bank issues confirmation letters to Kenya Power for the connection process to commence. A mobile app for loan application and processing for Kenyans seeking to obtain power connections […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Airtel Insurance

Airtel Kenya has partnered with Pan Africa Life Assurance Limited and MicroEnsure to launch a free insurance product which will offer Airtel customers in Kenya life, accident and hospitalization insurance with increasing benefits based on their monthly airtime usage. The product, which is tagged Airtel Insurance is packaged to deliver affordable insurance services and encourage insurance culture among Kenyans. The […]

Videos
August 2015

Replicating how the poor manage their money, digitally

This video, from the second Financial Inclusion Roundtable hosted by FSD Kenya and IBM Research Africa features Ignacio Mas who proposes a framework for digitizing financial services that work for the poor and unbanked. You can find the slide deck here. 

Publications
January 2009

Mobile payments in Kenya: Findings from a survey of M-PESA users and agents

This report was undertaken by the Central Bank of Kenya’s National Payments System Division, FSD Kenya and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) to better understand the emerging development of mobile money in Kenya. The findings are based on a survey of 3,000 households that was carried out from the 26th of August […]

Datasets
July 2015

Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) survey Kenya 2014

The Agent Network Accelerator survey focuses on identifying the operational determinants of success in agent network management in the following areas: quality of provider support, agent & agency demographics, core agency operations, liquidity management and business model viability. The 2014 dataset is not yet available publicly, but the 2014 findings can be accessed at the […]