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Meet the second F-LANE cohort!
Sou Sou is a social enterprise that uses social capital and a virtual lending marketplace to help banks and investors decrease the time, costs and risks associated with lending to women-owned businesses. By connecting investors and banks to vetted, high performing female borrowers, Sou Sou leverages informal savings and loan traditions, social capital and other practices in its concept of in peer-to- peer lending. The aim is to close the access to capital gap that is crippling women globally.
Founders: Fonta Gilliam | Innocent Ephraim
Gapsquare’s mission is to eliminate the gender pay gap most countries are facing. By providing a software that enables gender analysis, they enable companies to develop plans for managing diversity and to narrow the gender gap. Using HR and payroll data, the Gapsquare software provides visualisation of gender pay gaps across an organisation and adapts its recommendations overtime to the evolving profile of the company. The dream is a world where women are paid the same as men for doing the same work.
Founders: Zara Nanu | Ion Suruceanu
Founders: Angella Kyomugisha | Francis Xavier Asiimwe
Founders: Sandra Capponi | Gordon Renouf
Mowoza strengthens women-owned Micro and Small Retailers in Mozambican informal markets by integrating these MSEs into ‘digital retail communities’ to make the informal supply chain more efficient and transparent. By applying smart, cutting edge technologies, such as a USSD cash-flow application to track operations and finances, to the informal retail sector, they change marketplaces and retail in Mozambique and enable the women entrepreneurs to access loans.
Founder: Suzana Moreira