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 66,000 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

UNCTAD’s recently launched Economic Development in Africa Report 2021 features Sauti’s activities providing Trade and Market Information Platforms throughout East Africa. We are excited to be featured in this assessment of how the region can inclusively benefit from the trade potential under the incoming African Continental Free Trade Area. The report draws on demographic, market, and trade insights from our TradeInsights Data Portal covering East Africa’s cross-border trade context.

Uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect the trading activities of East African cross-border traders in 2021 Q2/Q3. Proportionally, domestic trade activity remains at an all-time high compared to previous years as East Africa’s traders continue to limit their cross border activities in all surveyed countries.


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

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