Digital payments startup UgInnovate got a new name yesterday, along with announcement of a new smart card voucher application called M-voucher+.

The startup will now go by Vouch Digital Limited to reflect its intention to champion digital platforms & digital payment methods for a digital economy.

Vouch Digital is looking at adding more life changing digital technologies for a wider customer base.

We are positioning ourselves to build viable, scalable solutions in the distribution sector –  Bridget Kivumbi, Head of Communications & Strategy, Vouch Digital said

The startup aims to work with government programs that distribute life changing products and services to beneficiaries, refugee programs that distribute goods and various items to refugees in host communities and camps, organizations that work with farmers and distribute items such as fertilizers, seedlings and farming equipment.

Since 2016, they have demonstrated that a simple mobile phone can be used to bring life changing innovations that solve some of the critical issues faced in cash-based programs.

We’ve demonstrated that digital payments can be scaled to help customers often forgotten at the last-mile. – Bridget adds

The new brand ‘Vouch Digital’ identity speaks clearly about the niche they’ve curved out for themselves in the digital ecosystem. In the past one year they’ve  tested, piloted, and built digital voucher systems that have enabled thousands of farmers access seed crops, post-harvest equipment as well as farming equipment.

In addition to their award-winning product; M-Voucher, they hope to add another exciting product the M-Voucher+ (the smart card voucher application) that will be released by end of Q1 this year, and their website will be launched mid-January and will be accessed at www.vouchdigital.africa.