Pioneer Credit and Little Cab have partnered to provide taxi drivers with access to better quality mobile phones through the use of a credit facility.
The service dubbed Pata Simu Lipa Mdogo Mdogo will enable drivers access quality phones through a simple 3 minute application process. The platform will provide drivers with 5 different models of phones ranging between Ksh. 10,000 to Ksh. 20,000. This was made possible through an MOU signing between the two parties.
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 taxi drivers. We are very happy to partner with little cab on this product. We aim to grow this product and expand to various regions within the county and potentially to the different Taxi companies that operate here in Kenya. This will enable all drivers across all taxi platforms have access to good quality phones that enable them to better carry out their businesses.” Stated Pioneer Credit Executive Chairman Mr Evans Nyagah.
Through Kenya Orient, protective measures have been put in place to ensure that the handsets are insured from theft or damage.