YAPU derives from YAPUCHIRI.
These are traditional ‘leader’ farmers in the Bolivian andes. They collect, create and share agroecological knowledge and risk management strategies in the local area. Blending ancestral knowledge with newly adopted practices, Yapuchiris experiment on their own land then teach other farmers and local organisations about their successes.
Why we do what we do
YAPU was founded in 2017 because after years of work experience in micro- and green inclusive finance, its founders saw great potential in bringing digital solutions to the financial sector in developing countries.
Financial Institutions are crucial agents of change, especially in these countries. Oftentimes it depends on them whether a business can be started or a smallholder farmer will have a good harvest.
With our software the capabilities can be created to strengthen the risk management, capability management and data analytics of financial institutions, helping them to better understand their clients and make more informed lending decisions.
This enables the financial institutions to offer better products and conditions for their clients creating a win-win scenario.