Child marriage is still a common practice in Tanzania. On this day, 37% of young women are married by the age of 18 and this percentage is even higher in the Shinyanga region of Tanzania. The Firelight Foundation is trying to eliminate the high numbers of illegal child marriage and is now setting up SMS reporting system together with TTC Mobile.
At the start of September the Uganda-based TTC Mobile team has opened its new office in the Design Hub Kampala (DHK). This new creative co-working space recently opened on Fifth Street with the aim to enlarge visibility of the creative sector by creating a network of creative thinkers, makers, designers and producers. DHK offers our team the perfect environment to continue to work on creative, state-of-the-art mobile solutions for our customers.
Child mortality from dehydration caused by diarrhea is a major problem in Africa. The Fermented Food for Life consortium has developed and applied a business model aimed at enabling access to locally produced probiotic yoghurt for one million people in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. TTC Mobile is responsible for collecting data from the probiotic yoghurt producers to measure their productivity and business metrics, and to build a database of consumers to gain insights in the local demand.
Only a week after TTC Mobile’s co-founder Bas Hoefman attended lunch with the Dutch royals, our other co-founder Hajo van Beijma attended the annual Gala Dinner for the Diplomatic Corps at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam that is hosted by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. This year’s dinner was dedicated to international business, and therefore representatives of international businesses were invited to join the prominent members of the Dutch royal family and ambassadors from all around the world.
Last week president Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and his wife paid an official state visit to the Netherlands. CEO and co-founder of TTC Mobile Bas Hoefman was invited to have lunch with the president and the Dutch King and Queen on Friday, a perfect opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs that are active in Mozambique and to discuss our current financial literacy project with Queen Máxima.
TTC Mobile gathered insights on consumers’ attitude and behavior on fish consumption in Kenya on behalf of the FoodTechAfrica project, that is coordinated by Larive International. Compared with findings from the same study in 2013, the survey showed remarkable differences, hinting to a rapidly changing fish market. Data from the TTC Mobile survey was analyzed by FoodTechAfrica and confirms the need for continued investment in local fish production.
A mobile data collection and marketing campaign was set up in Cape Verde, to collect insights into the consumption of dairy products for Friesland Campina. Using our mobile survey sampling solution, we created awareness of Friesland Campina’s dairy products and provided Friesland Campina with more understanding of their customers.
The current refugee crisis asks for data-driven and mobile-based innovation. The Nomads project group, initiated by the Dutch Coalition of Humanitarian Innovation and chaired by TTC Mobile, has designed a crowd-sourced information platform where refugees and trusted entities can add, retrieve, and rate personal experiences. The platform will facilitate more self-reliance by refugees and will lead to better data-driven decisions by humanitarian aid organizations.