End of year note from Sauti’s CEO

End of year note from Sauti’s CEO

End of year note from Sauti’s CEO

Dear Friends and Partners,

As we come to the end of 2020, we want to thank our clients and stakeholders for supporting the growth and use of Sauti’s digitized platforms. Everyone’s support and contributions have enabled us to continue building innovative and accessible channels for business and social welfare information for East Africa’s women led businesses. As we close 2020, more than 20,000 people are using Sauti’s information platforms!

The COVID-19 outbreak has made this year challenging for all of us, and our hearts go out to everyone affected by the pandemic. To help ease the effects of the pandemic on women […]

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Sauti Trade Insights COVID-19 Bulletin

Sauti Trade Insights COVID-19 Bulletin

COVID-19 has imposed extreme challenges for East Africa’s micro and small enterprise traders, many of which rely on ease of cross-border movement for their profits. Others depend on gathering at local marketplaces where maintaining social distance is challenging. While immediate national health policies have focused on limiting the health and human costs of COVID-19, East Africa’s traders have been forced to make dramatic changes and adapt their business and market behaviour to the new realities of the global pandemic.

In all this, understanding the economic shifts in East Africa’s small-scale trade sector – one of the most important factors for poverty […]

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Julia Hakspiel, Co-Founder of Sauti on Anchor Podcast

Julia Hakspiel, Co-Founder of Sauti on Anchor Podcast

Sauti’s cofounder, Julia talks on the femme palette podcast about her life journey through the different experiences she has had and the decisions she took that led her co-founding Sauti East Africa with Lance Hadley. Julia shares on her commitment to empowering women in trade and her source of inspiration that leads her to addressing the challenges women entrepreneurs face in the sector through trade and market development systems […]

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Understanding the gendered impact of corruption through Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE)

Understanding the gendered impact of corruption through Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE)

Sauti is pleased to have supported Columbia University’s work under Global Integrity’s Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) programme. Graduate students from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs have written a report on Ethical Cross Border Trading which highlights the gendered nature of corruption in East Africa. There is a need for policy makers and influencers to have a gender lens when forming policies and having well defined structures for accountability that will reduce the ripple effects of corruption on women traders who make up part of vulnerable communities in East Africa’s cross-border eco-system. […]

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Sauti kicks off a two year project with TradeMark East Africa supporting Women in Trade in Kenya

Sauti kicks off a two year project with TradeMark East Africa supporting Women in Trade in Kenya

Sauti is excited to be implementing a new project under TradeMark East Africa’s Women in Trade (WiT) programme in Kenya. With funding from Danida, WiT seeks to contribute to the greater inclusion of women in trade as one of the pathways to increased business competitiveness and increased trade within Kenya and East Africa. Sauti is working with partners TruTrade and Partner Africa to support women in agricultural trade in Kenya with access to information, access to markets and training. Sauti’s activities include expanding the information content on our mobile information platform to better serve women traders and farmers, and adding WhatsApp as a new channel of communication for our information services! […]

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