Tunzaa is Amplifying Tanzanian Women in Tech
Tunzaa is transforming financial habits of everyday Africans with a digital marketplace that lets you save now & buy later (reverse of Buy Now Pay Later) and buyers can PRE-pay in tiny installments & enjoy a gamified experience.
We work with vendors such as Tigo Shops, Mars Communications, Al Nisa, The Gadgets and others to bridge the digital gap in Tanzanian communities with business tools that are built to accelerate digital transformation.
What did Tunzaa build?
We’ve launched 4 mobile apps (2 marketplace apps for Android & iOS users) that has a catalogue of over 1,000 products and services in tourism/safari/travel, electronics, kitchenware and more and you can download either of these from our website here.
We are currently beta testing 2 business apps for Android & iOS users which will empower our vendors with the ability to understand their businesses from a new perspective with real time analyzed reports. Join the beta test if you have a business by contacting us here and we will onboard you pretty fast.
We have custom-built a dashboard for our team to manage the way we offer our services to our customers.
The platform allows, based on access levels, administrator to resolve issues, understand growth, follow up on orders and contact customers for deliveries, products and to ensure we offer the best customer service.
- Tunzaa is going to launch a web based platform that’ll empower Tunzaanians with limited memory spaces on their devices or simply because they want to do so.
- Business apps that’ll be available for iOS & Android users to download and starting earning money from Tunzaa on the go with dashboards designed to grow African businesses.
- Performance improvements
Jacqueline is one of the very first people to use Tunzaa and she started by sharing her journey to buying a laptop. Jacqueline also known as “Coco” on Twitter runs a digital channel called “Dear Coco”on Twitter, Instagram and Telegram dedicated to sharing relationship stories, struggles and the like. She has a YouTube show with her husband in a collaboration with Carol Ndossi that highlights issues with cyber bullying and other social issues.
“I am an impulse spender and I love new stuff. Bad combination. Here’s finally a way around it. I could finally buy what I want without putting a dent on my budget, and tame my spending behavior as well. There has been a remarkable behavioral change since Tunzaa”
Tunzaa is proud to work with young vendors like Mwashey ‘Siima’ Masoud who runs Kitchen Essential. She was the first vendor on Tunzaa and she’s happy that Tunzaa has made it easy for her to work with customers who can’t pay full amounts at a go. It’s refreshing to see Tanzanian made technology empowers vendors like Siima with digital and financial transformation. You can follow her Twitter account here to check out a range of her kitchen products (also available on Tunzaa). Siima said
“I am very grateful to Tunzaa for working with me, it has made life easier for me and for my customers who need to buy things but are unable to pay in lump sum. Tunzaa has come to make it easier for you to pay in tiny installments”
We know Inviolata Patrick through the dedication she has for her community in Chunya, Mbeya (Tanzania, East Africa) and she bought several books for a local community library via Tunzaa. We are happy that Tunzaa is being used this way. You can check out some of her work on her Twitter page here.
“I saw light and relief in front of me after I knew about Tunzaa. I have been able to buy a lot of books for the library and several schools in Chunya District and I know Tunzaa to this day and all I say is, it is enough light ”
Tunzaa provides a platform for Tanzanian artists to sell their works directly to their fans by accepting tiny payments. We also work directly with some of these artists like Anaïs & Natalie who are an illustrator and a photographer respectively. Anaïs made amazing art when we announced Tigo Shop collaboration. Natalie also
We are creating direct opportunities for these artists to continue to create and earn. Here’s where you can check out their recent works and even hire them for some work, Anaïs (twitter) & Natalie (Instagram).
“Tunzaa gave me the opportunity to believe in my craft, push myself in the realms of the art world and become an entrepreneur. I thank Tunzaa for the giving me a chance and I look forward to creating more in 2022!” Anaïs (Illustrator at Tunzaa)
“I had the opportunity to photograph Tunzaa and the products of their vendors. Throughout the work I was alongside a team that loved their job, was dedicated and it was easy to work with them and even talk to them. “Natalie (Tunzaa Photographer)
Tanzanian tech community has been supportive from the beginning. There was a time we need support and we called out for volunteers who showed up and really held us together. Most of our customers offered support too as volunteers and here we highlight just a few we can.
“Tunzaa has impacted me in so many beautiful ways, as a customer and as a former team member. It has and still is teaching me (and hopefully many others) a lot in the corporate world. It was and still is an honor being part of Tunzaa.” Christina Mashelle, University of Dar es salaam (Volunteered at Tunzaa)
“Tunzaa was my first thrust into the corporate world and it is definitely a dream workplace. As a scientist, entering the Fintech world was nerve racking but under Tunzaa I felt heard and comfortable.” Sandra (former Customer Services at Tunzaa, she’s now working at Tanzania Breweries Limited)
“Joining Tunzaa has changed my life in a way I never imagined, I have grown and learned so much in a span of a few months. It’s been incredible to watch Tunzaa grow and the team as well as it has.” Maryam Baba, Customer Experience Manager at Tunzaa
We are always looking for people to collaborate with or simply try out Tunzaa products and experience then please reach out to us here.