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Lining up in a bank to pay school fees is one disturbance no parent wants to endure because they are already stressed by the hustle of raising money. Therefore, many parents are happy with the emerging innovations that facilitate the payment of school dues using digital platforms. One such parent is Kenneth Nabaasa, a businessman […]

Right in the middle of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Justine Namubiru was minding her business in Kawanda when some gentleman approached her and her colleagues and asked them if they were willing to join Buganda Kingdom’s Buladde Financial Services. “We were told that Buladde would help us in saving and acquiring loans to develop our […]

In 2020, members of SAO Zirobwe Sacco in Luweero district were introduced to something ‘alien’. They were told that there was an electronic platform for them to deposit, save, withdraw or get a loan digitally. They just needed to download an Application on their phone or dial a given USSD number and start transacting. “Sincerely […]

Imagine being a student with a personal assistant who can do research for you, prepare notes and even remind you of your to-do coursework. Well, it has been made digitally possible. Some innovative young Ugandans have come up with the Academic Personal Assistant (AIDA) platform which helps students to get all the required information from […]

Gloria Okwakunda is a very happy and contented woman. She is happy because of her reliable companion. “My companion is PayLater. Ever since I joined this amazing service, my life has been smooth,” she says with a smile. PayLater is an online hire purchase platform where people acquire products or travel and pay in equal […]

Kampala, Uganda: Different reports indicate that Africa’s population is evenly distributed on sex and gender lines. Country Meters puts it at 50 percent for both women and men respectively while a 2021 World Bank report for Sub-Saharan Africa puts it at 50.2 percent in favor of Women and 49.8 percent for Men. That said, there […]

Public transport operators in Uganda struggle to balance books because of the disorganization in this sector. There is no clear monitoring of either taxi conductors, bus, or train wardens. In the end, the business owners are affected by accountability issues which leads to losses in terms of ticketing collections. Even on the side of passengers, […]

In Uganda, the word survival makes a lot of meaning because many people live on a hand-to-mouth income cycle. So, every working day matters. If you don’t work, you don’t eat! The same applies to utilities. It is very common to find households paying daily electricity bills or weekly pay-tv subscriptions. So, the cost of […]

For any businessman, anyone who can provide them with quick and cheap credit will definitely be their friend. So, when Edward Mubangizi was introduced to Social Lend Africa, he saw it as a good opportunity to improve his supermarket business in Kisaasi. “My friend told me that their financial services are friendly. I checked them […]

In March 2020, Uganda was placed under a total lockdown following the outbreak of the deadly Covid-19. Only essential workers such as security personnel, market vendors, and construction workers were allowed to continue working. One such essential worker was Sarah Naluwagga Lubambula, a vendor at Kalerwe Market in Kampala. But Naluwagga says despite this allowance, […]