“Pata Simu Lipa Mdogo Mdogo” To Boost Taxi Drivers In Kenya
In a bid to improve service delivery in the taxi industry Pioneer Credit and Little Cab have a partner to provide taxi drivers with access to better quality mobile phones through the use of an innovative credit facility.
The service dubbed “Pata Simu Lipa Mdogo Mdogo” will enable drivers to access top quality phones through a simple 3-minute application process. The platform will provide drivers with 5 different models of phones ranging between Ksh. 10,000 to Ksh. 20,000. This move was made possible through an MOU signing between the two parties.
The credit facility will enable Little Cab drivers apply for the loan through a short code quick process available through the shortcode *454#. The drivers will then be required to verify their details before they select one out of five different models of mobile handsets. Once this process is done the drivers will be directed to an outlet to pick their handset in a matter of hours. The drivers will be able to pay for their phone via a daily or weekly charge for a period of three months.
Speaking during the MOU signing Little Cab Managing Director Mr. Alex Mwaura reiterated his joy and hope in the project. “This is indeed a wonderful day for Little Cab drivers as they will have access to better mobile phones that will enable them to improve on their service delivery. We thank Pioneer Credit for being our partner in this wonderful project and are very confident that this partnership will be impactful to our drivers”.
“We are very confident that this product will benefit the taxi drivers. We are very happy to partner with little cab on this product. We aim to grow this product and expand to various regions within the county and potentially to the different Taxi companies that operate here in Kenya. This will enable all drivers across all taxi platforms have access to good quality phones that enable them to better carry out their businesses.” Stated Pioneer Credit Executive Chairman Mr Evans Nyagah.
Through Kenya Orient protective measures have been put in place to ensure that the handsets are insured from theft or damage. This will also ensure business continuity for the drivers as the insurance cover will ensure that the cab drivers do not stop conducting their daily business. Pioneer Credit has challenged more corporates to partner with more SME’s in order to order to develop and implement innovative products and services that will not only help the Kenyan citizens but will positively impact and grow our economy.