Our Impact


In 2017, Sauti launched our mobile-based trade and market information platform in Kenya, and Uganda, and we have since expanded to Rwanda and Tanzania with more than 131,000 users to-date. We have also conducted research assignments for clients such as Google.org, TradeMark East Africa, Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics, and Tetra Tech across six African countries to support them in their research and development work. 

Operating Countries

Sauti Trade & Market Information Platform

■      Rwanda
■      Tanzania

Completed Work

■      Uganda
■      Somalia

Mobile-based Information Platforms' Impact

Access to information is critical for cross-border traders to identify trade opportunities, comply with trade regulations, and negotiate favourable prices in foreign markets. Sauti’s trade and market information platform directly targets the barriers to information to enhance small-scale competitiveness and profitability in East Africa.

Users to date


Information searches


Key Figures


of traders have been able to identify new products to trade in


of traders have identified new markets


saved by traders weekly since using Sauti for trade and market information


of traders are now aware of the requirements for clearing their goods through the gazetted border


of traders are now aware of the taxes applicable to their consignments

Sauti is like a secret partner in my business – it’s there to give me information before I go to the market and help me estimate my profit. Before I even leave my house I know the price of groundnuts in Gulu and Lira, the current exchange rate and the amount of tax I will pay.

Edna Mudibo
Cross-Border Trader, Busia, Kenya

With Sauti now, at the comfort of my couch or kitchen, I can get all the business and customs information I need right in my cheap old phone. I’m now more confident to pass through the gazetted route and not scared of personally clearing my goods.

Middy Amule
Cross-Border Trader, Busia, Uganda