E-commerce in Africa: how I increased my business revenue through digital platforms

  • by Sam Fenwick
  • BBC Business Daily presenter

photo credit, Sharon Tarit

The BBC profiles three African women – a former shop owner, a teacher and a taxi driver – who have increased their income since adopting digital platforms.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to rethink how they make a living.

Independent research group Caribou Digital found that women in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana are benefiting from the low barrier to entry and flexibility of the digital economy – allowing them to earn their own money while retaining custody of their children.

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