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WOWO KENYA

Contactless trading in africa-Kenya

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  1. We are an ecommerce web and mobile marketplace that is at onboarding stage.We are onboarding small and middle scale traders who are most vulnerable to infection and social distancing has adversely affected their operations and livelihoods causing.With our solution,we will be able to flatten the curve and propagate inclusive trade for the mostly women and youth Enterprise's that are facing extinction.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Offering contactless trade opportunities to the small and middle scale traders in Kenya.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing an actual pivot your organization has already made

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Day to day groceries and consumer goods purchase and contactless payment solutions that will be manifested.Increase in trade volumes during this pandemic.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wowo.ke

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

Reduction in human transmission of Covid 19 and flattening of the curve.Income for the most affected traders small/medium.The most vulnerable BOP will be able to access neccesities without incurring logistical costs for the pick up and drop off is mapped according to location.With our vision of roll out of pay as you go terminals/reader devices, businesses will have accountability and capacity to gain access to credit/financing from us and other financiers for banking/transaction records will have been created. Not less than one million people will be impacted

What is the name of your business or organization?

Infinity access technologies

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

We offer digital communications/marketing solutions to corporates,businesses and institutions.

What is your profession?

A digital communications/branding expert

Where are you located (country)?

Kenya

Where are you located (region)?

  • Eastern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 2-5 years old

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Investment partners to scale the business operations and participants(vendors) to over 75,000 listed vendors and enter the whole east African market and transform the landscape by offering inter country/international trade opportunities in the long term.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Finance, technology and human resource.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

We already have a minimum viable product and are continuing with onboarding vendors.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

www.africavsvirus.com

Website URL

www.wowo.co.ke

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Sorry Isaac for the delay.This has occured due to a problem to respond to your commentary on both the mobile and desktop version.The challenge so far has been creation a rapport and visiting the said vendors for onboarding due to the current social distancing rules.We could best achieve this by leveraging on radio and Tv informercials which is difficult at the moment due to lack of financial resources.We are currently onboarding in four counties out of our target of country wide forty seven counties.

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