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Scaling the Last-Mile Distribution Industry With Data-Driven Lending

June 8, 2021

In emerging and remote marketplaces across the globe, low-income consumers rely heavily on last-mile distributors (LMDs) for access to life-changing products ranging from clean cookstoves to smartphones. To take a key example, solar-powered products and devices, like solar home systems, have become instrumental in ongoing efforts to…

SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund: Why We Invested in Altech

June 3, 2021

The SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund (DFF) is a data-driven investment fund providing much-needed access to debt capital for last-mile distributors. DFF invests in companies distributing life-changing products in emerging markets, addressing one of the biggest barriers to their growth: lack of financing.

SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund: Why We Invested in RDG

April 21, 2021

The SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund (DFF) is a data-driven investment fund providing much-needed access to debt capital for last-mile distributors. DFF invests in companies distributing life-changing products in emerging markets, addressing one of the biggest barriers to their growth: lack of financing.

Bringing Clean Cooking Technology to Last-Mile Markets

March 31, 2021

Nearly 2.8 billion people around the globe lack access to clean cooking technology and solutions, according to Clean Cooking Alliance’s recent ‘Clean Cooking Industry Snapshot 2021’ report. Lack of affordability of efficient cookstoves, as well as limited access…

SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund: Why We Invested in Deevabits Green Energy

March 24, 2021

The SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund (DFF) is a data-driven investment fund providing much-needed access to debt capital for last-mile distributors. DFF invests in companies distributing life-changing products in emerging markets, addressing one of the biggest barriers to their growth: lack of financing.   Betting on Rabbits…

How to Increase Repeat Sales in Last-Mile Markets

February 23, 2021

In last-mile markets, building positive relationships with low income consumers is critical if businesses intend to increase repeat sales and foster sustainable, long-term sales growth. With the right tools and technologies, last-mile distribution businesses in emerging economies can move beyond one-time or limited…

4 Ways Angaza Streamlines Last-Mile Distribution of Clean Cookstoves

November 24, 2020

Nearly half the world’s population (four billion people) still lacks access to modern energy clean cooking services, according to a 2020 report from World Bank. The challenge of delivering clean cooking resources in Sub-Saharan Africa remains particularly acute,…

Scaling Off-Grid Solar Businesses by Leveraging Data Insights

February 20, 2020

To support the growth of off-grid solar businesses, Angaza leverages data insights in two primary ways: by providing a powerful, data-rich sales platform for distributors, and through the recently launched debt capital fund for distributors. Extracting Valuable Insights on the Angaza Platform  When…

How Does PAYG Work for Off-Grid Solar Distributors? [Infographic]

October 3, 2019

Many consumers are likely already familiar with the concept of pay-as-you-go technology or installment payment financing because of mobile phones. The pay-as-you-go payment method is used in the prepaid mobile phone market to “top-up” credits for phone calls, SMS, data use, and more. When the prepaid credits are…

How Off-Grid Smart Devices Strengthen Last-Mile Distribution

September 20, 2019

A vital component of implementing a pay-as-you-go distribution business model is after-sales care. However, this model can present a distinct set of challenges. Because it includes an extended distributor-client relationship beyond the initial sale, distributors need to respond to client…

Building a Values-Driven Data Practice

September 12, 2019

Like any SaaS business, Angaza manages a tremendous quantity of data for our customers. This data represents both a strategic asset and a strategic liability: while it allows us to offer valuable business insights to our customers and take an evidence-based approach to improving our own product, accidental…

Four Ways Distributors Can Reduce Client Payment Default Risk 

September 3, 2019

Last-mile distributors offering pay-as-you-go consumer financing help consumers access life-changing products. However, they take on the risk of paying for those products upfront while the client pays for it over time.  Distributors can take several approaches to reduce…

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