SAUTI EAST AFRICA CLOSING THE DIGITAL INFORMATION GAP FOR WOMEN IN TRADE Sauti East Africa empowers women-led small and medium-sized enterprises to trade to legally, safely, and profitably across East Africa’s borders. WHAT WE DO

Our Services & Products

Sauti East Africa combines innovative technologies with proven deep expertise to empower women as forces of change in markets, communities, and households.


We develop technologies to measurably improve women’s access to information, business opportunities, and markets.


We collect and analyse vital data to understand barriers to women’s economic empowerment.

Our mobile information service delivers real-time market prices, exchange rates, information updates, and trade procedures to traders across East Africa.


Analyse, segment, and extract actionable insights on East African cross-border trade using our interactive data dashboard.


Design, test, and deploy survey and monitoring tools remotely using our end-to-end mobile data collection solutions.


Why we build technologies for women in trade

Using technology to empower women-led businesses has ripple effects that can help create lasting change for households, communities, and market systems. That’s why we put women as traders, producers, and customers at the centre of our products, services and delivery models.
Learn more about our approach.

Featured case studies

We have reached over 62,000 users in “low-technology” environments and conducted gender-sensitive research and technology design in six African countries.
Global Integrity’s Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme RCTs in Kenya
Sauti Mobile Information Platform Expansion to Tanzania

News & Updates

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a global economic recession which has resulted in a dramatic loss of livelihoods and income on a global scale. Given the outsized impact on food insecurity throughout Africa, the resulting drop in purchasing power among those who lost income has had a major impact especially for those populations that were already vulnerable. In particular, those in the informal economy are most affected.

In many parts of the developing countries around the world, community radio acts as a vehicle used to promote development at the grass-root level. Non-profit, civil societies, multinational companies, and citizens work with community radios on various social and economic issues ranging from poverty, agriculture, gender inequality, education, and marketing among others.


We deliver transformative information technologies and insights to enhance inclusive trade and women’s empowerment initiatives.

Our Partners