Angaza Insights


Angaza and Cello Electronics Partner on Standalone Solar TV

January 9, 2020

Angaza and Cello Electronics are partnering to bring two pay-as-you-go enabled, off-grid standalone solar TVs to last-mile distributors. By combining a solar home system and TV into a single product, the Cello Solar TV is the…

State of the Sector Report on Last-Mile Distribution

December 16, 2019

The Global Distributors Collective (GDC) recently released its first-ever state of the sector report on last-mile distribution. The in-depth report takes findings from interviews with GDC members and…

Angaza and SIMA Announce Investment Fund for Distributors

November 19, 2019

Angaza, together with SIMA, announces the launch of the SIMA Angaza Distributor Finance Fund (DFF), a data-driven investment fund that will provide much-needed access to debt capital for last-mile distributors.

3 Productive Use Products Enabled with Angaza’s PAYG Technology

October 29, 2019

Productive use products enable consumers to support their livelihood through income generation, employment opportunities, and diversification of economic activities, according to GOGLA. One of the ways to do so is through the largest employer in the world, agriculture, which sustains…

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 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 depleted,…

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…

Angaza Partners to Launch JUA Energy TV1G Pay-As-You-Go Television

August 29, 2019

Angaza and JUA Energy are partnering to bring last-mile clients a standalone television, available on a pay-as-you-go basis. JUA Energy’s TV1G, an 18.5 inch TFT LCD television with LED backlight, operates with any 12V (10W) power supply, including the Jua Energy system products. This unique standalone TV is…

Angaza Wins “Pay-As-You-Go Solar” Financial Inclusion Award

August 27, 2019

On August 9, 2019, the Financial Inclusion Awards Kenya recognized and celebrated the company that has done the most to increase financial inclusion in Kenya through pay-as-you-go solar. Out of the 10 nominated companies, Angaza won the award for…

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…