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Tech partnership to provide greater access to education in Zimbabwe

August 25, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa

Tech partnership to provide greater access to education in Zimbabwe

Educate partners with Fintech company,SympliFi to increase access to education financing in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe-based education access company, Educate announced that it has partnered with UK-based Fintech company, SympliFi. The partnership is said to enable Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom to invest in the education of their loved ones back home.

Educate aims to provide easily accessible and affordable financing solutions that will allow students to attend any one of its 53 education institution partners across Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Zambia and South Africa.

The company says that it recognises the challenges that Zimbabweans face in obtaining financing, especially in the current economic conditions. That’s why partnering with SympliFi should enable Zimbabweans in the United Kingdom to serve as guarantors for education loans.

SympliFi’s digital service allows the guarantor to be approved in a matter of minutes on their phone or computer; and most importantly, it’s free-of-charge.

The service is initially set to benefit Zimbabwean’s with children attending any of Educate’s education institution partners.

“We are always looking for more ways to improve people’s lives and our partnership with SympliFi will help advance our mission of improving access to quality education for Zimbabweans,” says Terrence Mugova, co-founder and managing director of Educate. “We are so excited that we no longer have to turn away potential customers and can now help a larger part of the population, without any barriers or borders.”

“We are excited about entering the Zimbabwean market with Educate and to support their important mission of increasing access to education. We believe [guarantors] are eager to find new and innovative ways to support the economic empowerment of their loved ones back home. We believe education is an integral part of that support,” says Maurice Iwunze, co-founder of SympliFi.

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