Our Impact

Overview

In 2017, Sauti launched our mobile-based trade and market information platform in Kenya, and Uganda, and we have since expanded to Rwanda and Tanzania with more than 28,000 users to-date. We have also conducted research assignments for clients such as Google.org, TradeMark East Africa, Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics, and Tetra Tech across six African countries to support them in their research and development work. 

Operating Countries

Sauti Trade & Market Information Platform

      Kenya
     Uganda
■      Rwanda
■      Tanzania

Completed Work

      Kenya
■      Uganda
      Rwanda
      Tanzania
      Ethiopia
■      Somalia

Sauti Trade & Market Information Platform Impact

Access to information is critical for cross-border traders to identify trade opportunities, comply with trade regulations, and negotiate favourable prices in foreign markets. Sauti’s trade and market information platform directly targets the barriers to information to enhance small-scale competitiveness and profitability in East Africa.

28,000+

Users
to date

87,000+

Info Requests
to date

Key Figures

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of traders have been able to identify new products to trade in

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of traders have identified new markets

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saved by traders weekly since using Sauti for trade and market information

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of traders are now aware of the requirements for clearing their goods through the gazetted border

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of traders are now aware of the taxes applicable to their consignments

Sauti is like a secret partner in my business – it’s there to give me information before I go to the market and help me estimate my profit. Before I even leave my house I know the price of groundnuts in Gulu and Lira, the current exchange rate and the amount of tax I will pay.

Edna Mudibo
Cross-Border Trader, Busia, Kenya

With Sauti now, at the comfort of my couch or kitchen, I can get all the business and customs information I need right in my cheap old phone. I’m now more confident to pass through the gazetted route and not scared of personally clearing my goods.

Middy Amule
Cross-Border Trader, Busia, Uganda