Half of all small and medium-sized businesses in Africa fail because of poor book-keeping, a lack of inventory management or bad business practices and competition from big stores. With SMEs accounting for 90% of the continent’s businesses and contributing to 80% of Africa’s employment, it’s a big problem.
ChapChap is a digital platform that helps small businesses balance the books and keep track of transactions – all from their very own smartphone. Rather than having to recruit a book-keeper or try to learn complicated new skills, it gives business owners access to affordable financial tools in the palm of their hand. They can use ChapChap to track their inventory and manage stock, to avoid wasted spend and wasted product. They can also evaluate sales performance, ultimately optimizing their profits. And by making everything digital, they don’t need to store reams of paper.
Better still, having reliable, digital business records opens the door to financial inclusion. That’s a lifeline for many businesses, giving them access for the first time to affordable credit.
ChapChap has helped more than 5,000 businesses in Uganda to improve their performance management and increase their revenues through alternative sources.