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The Design Approach for Developing Keycode Systems

August 15, 2019

It’s taken us four installments to set enough context around just some of the operational requirements when building out a business in emerging markets. To recap: Why Distributors Use Pay-As-You-Go framed the question — how does a Pay-As-You-Go solar distribution company actually operate? How Mobile…

5 Lessons in Building A Usable Development Board

August 8, 2019

Here at Angaza, we’re used to optimizing our hardware designs to be as small, efficient, and as inexpensive as possible. We are able to add pay-as-you-go (PAYG) state monitoring and communications capability to a manufacturer’s existing printed circuit board…

Impact of Off-Grid Products: Inside Deevabits’ Distribution Business

July 22, 2019

As part of Angaza’s human-centered approach to designing solutions for last-mile distribution, we aim to deeply understand the point of view of distributors and their clients. One of the ways we do this is by visiting distributors and the end users to whom they…

Angaza and Uber Kenya Partner to Mobilize Affordable Solar Energy to Drivers

July 15, 2019

Angaza, the leading software provider for last-mile distribution, and Uber Kenya, the leading ridesharing provider in the country, have partnered to offer renewable solar energy solutions to thousands of drivers in the Nairobi region. The collaboration leverages Angaza’s partnership network of leading solar…

5 Ways to Grow Your Distribution Business

July 8, 2019

Running a product distribution business for consumers in emerging markets is a complex operation with many moving parts, from managing inventory and sales agents to identifying qualified consumers, to managing installment payments. Growing this sophisticated business model takes considerable strategizing and coordination. Since 2012, Angaza has supported the growth of…

Team Spotlight: Meet Anthony Akivembe, Sales Specialist

July 3, 2019

At Angaza, we’re dedicated to making life-changing products affordable to the world’s one billion consumers in emerging markets. Our customer support team ensures that our distribution customers receive exceptional and personalized resolutions, every time. In today’s team spotlight, Anthony Akivembe, our Sales Specialist,…

How to Sell Non-Metered Products Securely with Remetering

June 24, 2019

Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) financing for products like solar home systems have been revolutionary to removing financial barriers for consumers, and unlocking new markets for product distributors. To date, PAYG has enabled consumers to purchase more than 119 million solar…

Why Bulk SMS is a Necessity for Pay-As-You-Go Distributors

June 18, 2019

Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) financing greatly increases access to life-changing products for consumers while providing product distributors with lower financial risks as they scale in emerging markets. The nature of pay-as-you-go loans extend and deepen the relationship between…

Leveraging Device Data with IoT by Angaza

June 11, 2019

At Angaza, we’re excited about the extra value we provide our customers and their clients by leveraging the power of data. One particular area of focus for our product and data science teams is delivering more valuable insights from smart…

Meet David Baraza: Technical Customer Support Specialist

June 5, 2019

At Angaza, we’re dedicated to making life-changing products affordable to the world’s one billion consumers in emerging markets. Our customer support team ensures that our distribution customers receive exceptional and personalized resolutions, every time. In today’s team spotlight, David Baraza, our Technical Customer Support Specialist, describes what…

Balancing Efficiency with Transparency: Mwezi’s Pay-As-You-Go Distribution

May 27, 2019

Our team at Angaza regularly visits our customers to understand their needs so we can better support their success. On a recent visit to western Kenya, we joined up with Mwezi, one of our distribution partners. To make solar products more financially accessible to low-income…

3 Global Trends in Last-Mile Distribution

May 20, 2019

On April 18, 2019, Angaza CEO Lesley Marincola co-hosted a webinar produced in partnership with the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Emma Colenbrander, Head of Global Distributor’s Collective to discuss top trends within…