Retail Innovations

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Retail innovations
August 2015

Agrilife

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 […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

One Acre Fund

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 […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

M-Farm

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, […]

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

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 […]