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
You can access the report here: https://www.sustainabledigitalfinance.org/initiatives-publications The report aims to inspire the deployment of technology to unlock more capital for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris agreement, with focus on how blockchain can be used for the issuance of Green Bonds. Banks have already started to realise the… Read More »BLOCKCHAIN – the Gateway for Sustainability-Linked Bonds
Developing your team’s business skills is essential when you are a small team. It is not easy when you are a startup. Looking back, sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to fully appreciate the development of hiveonline and the team, and it is thanks to the startup ecosystem and partners… Read More »Expanding and growing the skills and network of hiveonline
By Latif Amars and Camilla Arffmann In many developing countries, it is still very difficult for people without a bank account to get loans. It is almost impossible to get a bank account without an identity. To solve these problems, hiveonline together with CARE Denmark are developing a digital solution… Read More »Empowering women through digitising Village Savings and Loan Associations