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Mobile Money

One of the big financial innovations in East Africa over the past ten years is mobile money. We’ve briefly mentioned mobile money in previous blog post on banking, which discussed how mobile money is filling the gap left by having the majority of the population not in the formal banking system (and I doubt that

African Entrepreneurs

Who hasn’t heard of an African farmer with a few dozen chickens building her own business or of the rag picker who saves up for two years, buys a cart and doubles productivity. These are the part of the great mass of budding African entrepreneurs. They will be one of the primary drivers of growth

Accounts for all? Don’t bank on it

For those of us in the West, I think that most people would agree that personal banking is something that we take for granted. No longer do we have to hide our money underneath the mattress (though with negative interest rates in some places this is can be a better option than a bank!). Carrying

World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day, and as we love a good Day here at Seed Change, we decided to tap out a quick good blog; particularly considering malaria is always topical in here tropical Africa. Causing an estimated 450,000 deaths per year malaria is, and long has been, a huge worldwide health issue for about