Reducing the cost of migrant remittances from South Africa
Hello Paisa provides an international remittance service that allows low-income migrants to send money to their families via mobile phone, at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional services. EY professionals provided support to improve the effectiveness of its customer help desk and support function, which will, in turn, help Hello Paisa reach its ambition of serving 1.5m customers by 2019.
Boosting agricultural livelihoods in Africa
Effectively “Uber for tractors,” Hello Tractor’s app links tractor owners with smallholder farmers, providing affordable access to the machinery they need to boost their productivity and incomes. EY support to strengthen financial management and improve digital sales will help Hello Tractor scale a business that’s already been proven to increase farmers’ yields by 200%, and that could help bring millions of hectares of uncultivated land into production.
Kaah International Microfinance Services (KIMS)
Financing inclusive growth in Somalia
KIMS provides affordable loans and business skills training to its customers, many of whom are low-income women and returning refugees. Since its foundation in 2014, it has provided over US$11m in financing, contributing to the creation of more than 8,000 jobs. With EY support to develop a blueprint and implementation plan for rapid growth, it aims to have provided cumulative financing of US$55m to 40,000 micro and small enterprises by 2021, stimulating creation of a further 30,000 jobs.
Scaling non-sewered sanitation in Kenya
Already franchising clean toilets across 11 slums in Nairobi, Sanergy is targeting an active network of 4,700 toilets by 2020, providing affordable access to dignified sanitation for more than 180,000 urban residents. With EY support to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness and scalability of its model, Sanergy aims to persuade the Nairobi County government to pilot larger scale adoption of non-sewered sanitation through a public private partnership with the city.