In the last few months, the hiveonline team has grown, with new members across the development and operations team. Our new colleagues bring a wealth of experience and stories to share from their diverse backgrounds. We will start by introducing Jean Pierre Habinshuti who joined the team as Lead Developer… Read More »Get to Know Our Newest Team Members!
hiveonline and the Association of Women in Agriculture in Kenya Partner Up to Explore Digital Agricultural Solutions
hiveonline and the Association of Women in Agriculture in Kenya (AWAK) have partnered up to explore digitalisation of Women’s agricultural groups. The goal of this joint collaboration is to build the capacity of women and young farmers, through the use of digital platforms, increasing access to finance and becoming informed… Read More »hiveonline and the Association of Women in Agriculture in Kenya Partner Up to Explore Digital Agricultural Solutions
For the team at hiveonline, International Women’s Day is a day to honour women’s achievements and shed a light on the inspirational women we work with. In truth, we love celebrating our woman-led team everyday, and are proud that our team is over 60% women, all from different parts of… Read More »Celebrating International Women’s Day
We are excited to announce that our CEO, Sofie Blakstad has won the 2021 FDM Every Woman in Technology Award, in the category of International Inspiration. This is awarded to an individual for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology. Since 2010,… Read More »CEO Sofie Blakstad Wins FDM Every Woman In Technology Award!
We are pleased to announce that Knud Lundgaard-Karlshøj, a Danish angel investor, through his company Kigkurren 2, has joined the hive with a convertible note investment of EUR 100,000 towards our next equity round. Knud has previously worked for the IFU, the Danish investment fund focused on African investments, and… Read More »hiveonline secures new Danish investor
This month, the US Office of Comptroller of the Currencies, a Federal regulatory agency, announced that regulated US banks could use blockchain based stablecoins in payments, and operate nodes on a blockchain network. At a stroke, this move legitimises the previously ambiguous status of stablecoins as a secure, trustworthy and… Read More »What does the OCC ruling on stablecoins mean for Africa?
As well as VSLA there are a number of other operating models that support community finance. Anaïs Ndjavé looks at the SILC model, its key characteristics and how hiveonline’s solutions can support the digital financial inclusion of these groups. In developing countries, it is common to rely on informal savings… Read More »hiveonline is supporting Savings and Internal Lending Communities! (SILCs)
Interested in learning how the hiveonline platform is being used to help farmers and agricultural cooperatives in Mozambique? Check out hiveonline on the AMEA Ag-Tech Exchange Webinar! The Ag-Tech Working Group organizes regular webinars with leading Ag-Tech providers and hiveonline is excited to be a part of the network. Back… Read More »hiveonline on AMEA Ag-Tech Exchange
2020 was bad for all of us, but what about Africa? African countries, experienced at dealing with epidemics and lacking satisfactory healthcare systems, have taken robust measures against COVID-19 and so have mostly been relatively successful in controlling the spread of the virus, but the economic impact has been severe. The… Read More »Africa and COVID-19 – The Response to Economic Contraction
As a sneak peak into 2021, we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Self Help Africa (SHA) in Zambia to roll out the hiveonline savings group platform, vlsa.online to selected communities in the SHA network. Earlier this week representatives of hiveonline and SHA signed a Letter of… Read More »vsla.online Pilot with Self Help Africa in Zambia