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Brilliant idea and very timely too. There is a boom in the availability of digital jobs across the globe and the supply of required skills in insufficient. This program has the potential to address this situation. As a tech entrepreneur, I can see many possibilities for my business to outsource jobs to youth across borders. As you design for this program, you might want to consider borrow lessons from https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/initiatives/digital-jobs-africa/ and https://www.dotrust.org/. A major issue for potential cross-border job givers could be the difficulty in finding and determining who the right person for the right job. This is something you might what to also attention to. You could for example consider partnering with a recruitment company that can help with businesses outsource digital jobs.

Dear Chioma,

Thank you for the feedback. We have already gone past the pilot of the product. Infact, we already have 15 SACCOS paying for and using the solution (deployed in 48 SACCO branches / sites) with 50 more in the pipeline) in Uganda. Our client SACCOS include Rukiga SACCO (20,000 members), Promic Microfinance (5400 members); KoKosen SACCO (4000 members), Olio SACCO (2800 members), Kaleli SACCO (4100 members), Kakira SACCO (1200 members), WasiWasi Microfinance (1340 members), Allied SACCO (50,000 members), Kakuuto SACCO (12000 members), amongst others.

We will leverage on the growing network of mobile money service providers in the country to test out an agent-led mobile banking service. There are a combined 2,000,000 mobile money agent for both Airtel and MTN combined.  Mobile mobile agents are spread out to the deepest rural villages of Uganda. These network of agents will offer our mobile banking service as an additional service to their portfolio.

Hi Jehanzeb, such a pleasure hearing from you. I am glad you like the solution. I will drop you a personal message soon.