Tala App on Tuesday was named by Google among the nominees under the Social Impact category for this year's Google Play Awards to be held on 7th May.
The Social Impact category is meant to reward the best android app that create a positive impact in communities around the globe.
The Android apps under the Best Social Impact Category, nominated for 2018 Google Play Awards are as follows;
- Forest by forestapp.cc
- Khan Academy by Khan Academy
- Otsimo by Otsimo
- Tala by Tala Mobile
- TODXS by TODXS
Tala ,as a microfinance has helped over a million people since inception to acquire loans through their android smartphones by using the Tala App found on Google Play store.
In Kenya alone, Tala headed by Rose Muturi ,has clocked over 1million downloads and counting. In Tanzania, the app has over 100000 users in less than a year after it's availability in the country.
Recently Tala Mobile received around ksh6.5billion in funding to help improve and spread it's credit services to new markets including Mexico and India.