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Market access is one of the biggest challenges for businesses in Uganda, especially in the informal sector. Many highly depend on word-of-mouth references because they lack resources for proper marketing. Some fail to breakeven and close shop while others stagnate at a small-scale level. It is estimated that Uganda has more than 2.5 million formal […]

One of the biggest business challenges is accountability. For instance, it is almost impossible for any organization to determine how much airtime or fuel was used by field staff in a given month. This is because the field staff usually pay out of pocket and claim the money later without proper proof. But this is […]

Sometime in 2016, Jean Anthony Onyait was on a study trip to Tirinyi where he met a special woman that would change the story of his life. This woman was called Akello. She was a village hero! A hero because she was in police custody for failure to pay a loan received from a microfinance […]

After a long day’s work recently, Fetaru Charity Flavia was late for a surprise birthday party for her friend. To make matters worse, she needed a quick make-up but she couldn’t go to her usual make-up artiste and make it to the party in time. “Then I remembered I could order for a makeup artist […]

On top of her job as a secretary at Buddo SS, Mary Caroline Nambogga is charged with the custodianship of pocket money of students at this school. Nambogga says that this second role is actually more difficult than her primary job. First, she is not an accountant; second, some secondary school students are sharp and […]

HiPipo has announced that registration for the fourth edition of the HiPipo 40 Days 40 FinTechs has opened. Without a doubt, the HiPipo 40 Days 40 FinTechs initiative has put the Innovation and Financial Inclusion bar very high; particularly showcasing both the time and lifesaving abilities of Financial Technology. Although the 2020 and 2021 seasons […]

Thousands of Youth in Nwoya district, Northern Uganda have had their lives transformed from unemployment and poverty to employment and self-dependence thanks to the Delight with the Youth project. The Youth-focused project that started in 2020 and has already created meaningful and dignified employment opportunities for more than 6,000 young women and men is being […]

In a move aimed at enhancing the competitiveness and visibility of female entrepreneurs across the country, Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is set to roll out regional markets for women founded and women led businesses. This development was revealed at the second edition of the annual PSFU Women’s Day Katale (Women’s Day Market) held in […]

In their paper titled “Advances in Real Time: Challenges and Solutions in Interoperable Payment Systems,” Kosta Peric, Miller Abel, and Matt Bohan discuss the complexity of dealing with cash. I refer to this paper when discussing elements like interoperability, Level One Project (L1P), and Instant Inclusive Payment Systems (IIPS) that are key to designing Digital […]

Following the conclusion of the entries’ submission and verification process, HiPipo; the organizers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa have unveiled the nominees of the 2022 Digital Impact Awards Africa. Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion, and Cyber Security. The Awards recognize and celebrate stakeholders that are […]