Women take the lead in Africa's fintech boom

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Africa has double the average rate of women-led fintechs. Image:  Christina @

Nita Bhalla
Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Percentage of funding to Africa's tech startups 2013-2021.
Funding to Africa's tech start-ups totalled $12.6 billion from 2013 to 2021. Image: Briter Bridges

Oluwatosin Olaseinde, founder of Money Africa & Ladda, during an interview at her home in Lagos, Nigeria.
Oluwatosin Olaseinde, founder of Money Africa & Ladda, during an interview at her home in Lagos, Nigeria. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Nengi Nelson

Faith Mokgalaka, founder of Puno, is pictured speaking to colleague Tlotliso Ngqumeya, at offices in Johannesburg.
Faith Mokgalaka, founder of Puno, and colleague Tlotliso Ngqumeya, at their office in Johannesburg. Image: Gulshan Khan for Thomson Reuters Foundation
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