Happy Holidays From Angaza

As 2020 draws to a close, we at Angaza have taken the opportunity to reflect on a year that has largely been defined by the unprecedented effects of a global pandemic.  This holiday season, the Angaza team wishes to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the last-mile distribution and off-grid communities for their commitment to overcoming […]

4 Ways Angaza Improves Remote Sales and Operations

At this moment in history, the global community faces unprecedented challenges in conducting business. Last-mile distributors in particular are facing disruptions as their regions and markets are affected by COVID-19. This is why, now more than ever, Angaza is committed to helping distributors adapt and continue to make life-changing products accessible to consumers. Read on […]

Scaling Off-Grid Solar Businesses by Leveraging Data Insights

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 distributors use the Angaza online platform and mobile app to collect and […]

How Off-Grid Smart Devices Strengthen Last-Mile Distribution

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 needs, deploy personnel to collect payments, and troubleshoot device issues.  A lack of data to […]

Building a Values-Driven Data Practice

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 release of sensitive information could negatively impact our customers’ businesses and low quality insights and predictive analytics could lead to poor business decisions and degraded trust.

Four Ways Distributors Can Reduce Client Payment Default Risk 

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 risk from their client portfolios. These include: 1) Ensuring the consumer owns a mobile phone and has […]

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

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 sell life-changing products through the Angaza platform. Recently, we spent a day with Deevabits in western Kenya. Below are observations of their sales agents and clients on how off-grid products have impacted their lives.

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

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 buyer and seller, turning what could be a one-time purchase into a months and even years-long financial and service […]

Introducing Angaza Connects

The Angaza Hub and Angaza Activator App are uniquely built for the realities of managing a last-mile distribution enterprise in emerging markets. At Angaza, we’re proud of the powerful, scalable platform that has enabled our 175+ distribution partners to sell over 1.5 million life-changing products like solar home systems, clean cookstoves, solar water pump, and […]

How Unbundling Pay-As-You-Go Solar Drives Market Expansion

On November 20, 2018, Angaza CEO Lesley Marincola joined a GOGLA and BFA co-hosted webinar to discuss how unbundled pay-as-you-go business models are driving market expansion.