A Ugandan-based FinTech firm, HiPipo has been acknowledged for its role in advancing financial inclusion in Africa.
HiPipo was recognized by the Global Business Leaders Magazine for its digital innovation and financial inclusion in Africa under its Include Everyone program.
It was the only African company on the list of 20 FinTech firms from across the world.
Other firms recognized include Naborforce, Helpware, Proximity Space, Gulf Data Hub, SMT Energy, and Motus Inc., among others.
According to the magazine, the rankings were based on companies at the forefront of digital innovations across the world, with special emphasis on inclusion.
“With a keen interest in women’s empowerment, HiPipo’s events help reduce the barriers perpetuating the gender gap by providing women with technical and business skills in digital financial services. It enables sustainable and inclusive growth and drives financial inclusion by advocating for reducing widespread interoperability issues leading to the exclusion of poor and vulnerable groups in the financial system,” the Magazine said.
On his part, the CEO of HiPipo, Innocent Kawooya said “It is always refreshing to see our work appreciated by reputable organizations such as the Global Business Leaders Magazine. These are indeed fruits of a dedicated team determined to change people’s lives, especially those found at the bottom of the pyramid,”