“I am pleased to present our financial education curriculum for the 2018 session to you.

Pezesha Africa Limited (“Pezesha”) is an online marketplace that leverages on alternative data and financial education to empower individuals by connecting them with lenders offering affordable financial services. Our flagship service is Patascore, which encompasses the financial education and credit scoring aspects of our business.

Financial education is critical for us and society, as we seek to empower the less privileged, to enable them make better financial decisions. While the importance of financial education cannot be overstated, we strongly believe it is important for the following reasons:

  1. Financial terms can sometimes be complex. These need to be simplified so anyone can understand
  2. To enable individuals make better financial decisions for themselves to help them on the long run, even as they work towards retirement
  3. Predatory lending is on the rise. People need to be educated on how to avoid unproductive debt which can lead to bankruptcy
  4. The impact of a financially educated person also benefits his/her family, which leads to a better society overall

This curriculum has been prepared using data that we have gathered from several months of engaging with communities, and interacting with over 10,000 individuals.

Our mission is to see a world where everyone is equipped with adequate knowledge, to make sound and robust financial decisions. Join us in making that happen today.”

Hilda Moraa, CEO (Pezesha/Patascore)