Twiga Foods Limited

Twiga Foods Ltd has developed an app that links farmers and vendors to fair and trusted modern markets. Using mobile technology to aggregate demand from thousands of small vendors, the app enables cashless transactions and accurately tracks supply and demand, removing the need for intermediaries. Over 70 per cent of its customers are women and, since 2014, they have seen significant growth on both sides of the value chain.

In 2016, Twiga solely sourced bananas from 422 farmers, which rose to 2,749, in 2017. To date, Twiga has sourced 11 different types of produce from 8,321 farmers. Twiga has benefitted over 40,000 people and their communities, 4,330 vendors, and directly employs 336 staff.