MPost: The Traction Story of a Kenyan Startup that is solving addressing problem – with Twahir Mohamed [Ep#16]

Receiving correspondences in Kenya might be a real challenge. That’s because addresses (street, number, etc) are not available for every one.

For many years, people have been counting on PO boxes—rented post office lockable boxes—many times shared with other people, in a centralized way.

The problems naturally arise, once your packages might be accessed by unwanted people and there is no warning system to communicate you got a mail.

That’s exactly the problem MPost is tackling with its solution.

Through a unique address code—derived from users’ phone numbers—MPost provides privacy and, at the same time, communication about new packages deliveries.

In the 16th episode of The Traction Stage Podcast, Twahir Mohamed told me how he and his partner developed MPost and how they are impacting the lives of more than 45,000 users.

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Tulaa: A Platform That Helps Smallholder Farmers To Thrive In Kenya – with Hillary Miller-Wise [Ep#14]

Imagine yourself as a smallholder farmer in Kenya. To grow your crop, you need to buy some inputs. Once you don’t have much money to pay for them, you ask for a loan to a local bank.

Due to seasons timing, you have only 4 weeks to plant. However, the bank takes more than that only to approve your loan, which means you won’t be able to execute things in time this year.

To help smallholder farmers to overcome this and other challenges, Tulaa is providing them a solution that gathers several stakeholders in just one platform.

In our 14th episode, Hillary Miller-Wise tells us the challenges Tulaa faced to get traction as well as the elements that helped it to be part of the life of more than 15,000 farmers.

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Riby: How a Fintech Got Traction By Helping People On Accessing Financial Services In Africa – with Abolore Salami [Ep#8]

Here we go to Africa, where we find many people who work hard but have difficulties in earning a good income as well as in saving for their futures.

And these are exactly the issues that our next guest, Abolore Salami, is addressing through his  startup: Riby.

Riby provides cooperatives a platform to organize their businesses as well as to help their customers to engage in financial activities as receiving, payment and saving money.

Want to see how Riby has generated traction? Don’t miss this episode!

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