The ride-hailing industry is heavily dependent on the internet and since the drivers are always on the move, it is paramount that they have decently capable smartphones when out and about. But many drivers out here are not exactly ‘monied’. Little Cab is partnering with Pioneer Credit to allow these drivers to upgrade to more capable, modern smartphones and pay off in installments.
The credit facility will enable Little Cab drivers apply for the loan through a short code quick process available through the short code *454#. The drivers will then be required to verify their details before they select one out of five different models of mobile handsets. Once this process is done the drivers will be directed to an outlet to pick their handset of their choice The drivers will be able to pay for their phone via a daily or weekly charge for a period of three months.
Speaking during the MOU signing Little Cab Managing Director Mr. .Alex Mwaura reiterated his thoughts the project. “This is indeed a wonderful day for Little Cab drivers as they will have access to better mobile phones that will enable them to improve on their service delivery. We thank Pioneer Credit for being our partner in this wonderful project and are very confident that this partnership will be impactful to our drivers”.
“We are very confident that this product will benefit the
Through Kenya Orient, protective measures have been put in place to ensure that the handsets are insured from theft or damage.
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