Ugandan Ecommerce Platforms Power Recovery From COVID-19 Crisis
David Akanshumbusha sells groceries at a stall in Nakawa market on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
He’s also on SafeBoda, a motorcycle (‘bodaboda’) taxi hailing app that recently launched an ecommerce platform to connect market vendors with customers after the country went on lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19.
Customers place orders through the SafeBoda app and pay through its mobile wallet feature, then riders based at the market deliver the groceries.
“Thanks to the app, I now have more customers than ever before,” Akanshumbusha said.
Photo courtesy of Lauren Parnell Marino.