Informal cross-border trade is a major feature of African economies: it creates jobs, contributes to food and energy security, and alleviates poverty. However many traders are unaware of their rights, required customs procedures and documentation, making them vulnerable to corruption and harassment.
Through our anonymous reporting mechanism we crowd-source data to map incidents of harassment and corruption at border crossings across East Africa.
We work with civil society organisations to use data collected through our platform for evidence-based advocacy at community, national and regional levels.
Traders can use our number to find out what documentation, taxes and tariffs are applicable to their products, and receive regular updates on changes to border procedures.
Sauti means voice in Swahili and our mission is to empower cross-border traders to exercise their rights as citizens of the East African Community – able to trade freely and safely across borders and stand up for their rights with a loud and clear voice.