hiveonline is excited to be taking part in SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups: Scale. Sustainability. Impact as an exhibitor at the Technology Fair which will showcase companies exploring digital solutions for Village Savings and Loan Associations. Since last year hiveonline has been designing and developing our flagship digital savings… Read More »Meet hiveonline at the SEEP Conference in Durban, South Africa March 10-12, 2020!
The report released recently by Citi’s Global Perspectives & Solutions division, explores digital initiatives for financial inclusion targeted to the 1.7 billion people who remain without access to financial institutions. In the article titled, “Can Technology Drive Micro Finance?”, hiveonline founder and CEO, Sofie Blakstad, presents the case for driving… Read More »Hiveonline is featured in Citi’s “Banking the Next Billion Digital Financial Inclusion in Action”
Changing Economies for the Little Guy On the panel, Fin and Tech for Good, Sofie spoke about the work of hiveonline in Niger and highlighting the importance of supporting the inspiring local women entrepreneurs. In conditions in rural Niger, where entrepreneurship is less of a choice and more of a… Read More »Sofie at Paris Fintech Forum
A couple weeks back, John Munyi, our lead developer at hiveonline set out from Kigali for a trip out to Niger to see our eArziki App in action. He told me all about it on a quick call this week! Arriving to Naimey for eArziki Testing With the aim of… Read More »Testing hiveonline VSLA Technology in the Field
Last week hiveonline’s Anne Namuli, headed to Pretoria, South Africa to participate as a session panelist on “big data and data analytics in the global south” at the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS) Innovation Bridge/Science Forum South Africa (SFSA). Drawing on her… Read More »hiveonline’s anne namuli presents on “big data and data analytics in the global south”
To many of us, we see banks as a necessity; like schools, transport or food shops. They’re part of the familiar infrastructure of modern capitalism, and we would struggle to function normally without them. Yet did you know that as many as 1.7 billion adults remain unbanked—without an account at… Read More »What are banks for?
Leveraging Design for Low Literacy and Connectivity Back in July, Sofie and Latif travelled to Niger for the launch of hiveonline’s eArziki platform in conjunction with CARE Niger. Since then, we have been hard at work developing digital VSLA solutions and incorporating feedback in product design to address the primary… Read More »eArziki: VSLA Finance Designed with users in mind
Financial exclusion is widespread in Africa. The reasons for financial exclusion are many. The lack of education, technological skills, and access to banks are just some of the barriers that small businesses face in Niger. The most basic reason is that the people that develop financial systems don’t think of… Read More »Why is it that some people are excluded from financial systems?
Sofie is speaking on the Seep Network webinar on Wednesday 25th September, talking with several other experts on the potential for blockchain to help drive social impact. The other speakers are:Helen Disney, CEO & Co-founder, Unblocked Events andSuzana Moreira, CEO & Founder, Mowoza Moderated by:Lis Meyers, Managing Associate, Gender and Social Inclusion, Nathan Associates… Read More »we’re on the seep webinar