Agrilife is a cloud-based technology platform designed to use mobile phone and web platforms to enable groups of smallholder farmers to access financial services, markets andother services that are relevant to them. Agrilife enables players in the agricultural sector – including banks, micro-finance institutions, insurance companies, cooperatives, investors, and agricultural input providers – to have access […]
One Acre provides loans for inputs and training for farmers. They operate in Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda. One Acre Fund began piloting mobile repayment with about 1,000 farmers in one district in mid-2013 (roughly 1.5 percent of Kenya clients at the time). In the initial trial, group leaders collected loan repayment from individual farmers, and […]
M-Farm provides up-to-date market information, links farmers to buyers through their marketplace and current agri-trends. M-Farm’s main product is a transparency tool for Kenyan farmers where they simply SMS the number 20255 (Safaricom Users) to get information pertaining to the retail price of their products, buy their farm inputs directly from manufacturers at favorable prices, […]
SokoText is a smart solution with a big idea: To make food affordable for everyone. They use the power of mobile phone text messaging to aggregate demand for food and unlock wholesale prices for small entrepreneurs in urban slums.
The Connected Farmer Alliance (CFA) is a public-private partnership that seeks to promote commercially sustainable mobile agriculture solutions and increase productivity and revenues for 500,000 smallholder farmers across Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. The program also aims to increase revenues for agribusinesses and agricultural value chain service providers. The CFA initiative has developed business-to-business mobile applications […]
Pathfinder launched mHMtaani or “Mobile health for our communities” to promote healthier communities by using mobile technology to monitor and track the health of pregnant mothers. Pathfinder’s mHealth program equips over 250 community health workers with a decision support tool housed on its CommCare Platform to provider services for maternal health and orphans and vulnerable […]
Penda Health runs full service medical clinics. It allows for out-of-pocket payments through M-Pesa. It also offers Penda Family Cover which is an optional membership scheme that covers all Penda Health services for a year at a cost of US $35. Penda Health’s business model is based on serving a large number of low-income patients […]
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) of Kenya is a social health insurance fund that provides inpatient cover at hospitals nationwide. NHIF membership is open to all Kenyan adults and dependents who have a monthly income of more than Ksh 100. Formal sector employees’ contributions are paid to the Fund by their employers through traditional […]