March 11, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs

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Digital lifestyle telecom company unveils 5th edition winners of annual Change-Makers’ competition

Tigo Tanzania, in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change, has given an award of USD 20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition.

The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology to improve communities and impact future generations. In addition to a substantial financial grant, winners are provided with access to Tigo and Reach for Change Incubator Program, which provides them with advice, expertise and access to global networks, enabling them to build financially sustainable social enterprises that create lasting, large scale change to the community.

This year’s winners of the coveted award are Sophia Mbega and Nancy Sumari. Sophia Mbega impressed the judges with a grand digital initiative that is geared towards helping self-help women groups popularly known as VICOBA (Village Community Banks). She has come up with a mobile app that creates a collaborative platform that uses existing tools for financial and task management in a way that is adaptable to the African context.

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