Evelyn Namara; CEO and Founder of Vouch Digital emerges as a finalist in the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. (Photo Credit: cartier women's initiative)
Evelyn Namara; CEO and Founder of Vouch Digital emerges as a finalist in the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. (Photo Credit: cartier women's initiative)

Tech entrepreneur; Evelyn Namara has been listed among 18 trailblazing female entrepreneurs for the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards – that are an international business plan competition created to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs.

With over 2900 applications from 130 Countries that were submitted in from 6 regions; Europe, Asia pacific, MENA, Sub- Saharan Africa, North America, and Latin America, Evelyn’s Vouch Digital’s (formerly UgInnovate) emerged finalist from the Sub- Saharan Africa.

Vouch Digital is the new brand identity that speaks clearly about the niche they have carved out in the digital ecosystem. The firm has tested, piloted, and built digital voucher systems that have enabled thousands of farmers to access seed crops, post-harvest equipment as well as farming equipment.

Vouch Digital’s flagship brand M-Voucher, a system that allows transparency, effectiveness of programs and measuring of impact in real-time for all programs reported UGX. 1,177,633,700 Billion transactions towards the end of 2017. The system ensures that its end-users get the right intended products and services to allow them to better their livelihoods.

Notably, it (M-Voucher) was recognized at the World Startup Summit (WSA). On the other hand, when it re-branded from UgInnovate, the company promised to launch a new product dubbed; M-Voucher+ – a smart card voucher application that uses a permanent voucher smart card that will work as an identity card issued to beneficiaries and is reusable. The system will be able to track each beneficiary bio data as well as goods and items they are eligible to redeem from approved merchants, shopkeepers or agro-dealers.

The product according to Vouch Digital was said to be released by end of Q1 this year. Meaning, we could expect it before the end of this month.