Aspira Kenya, a digital product financing company, has in October launched a new brand identity as part of its growth strategy in Kenya, as it moves to reinvigorate hire purchase in the digital space.
The company offers to finance for acquisition of various goods from select retailers.
Since setting up in Kenya in 2018, Aspira has evolved and needed a refresh of the company’s logo and brand colours to reflect a more modern look.
Aspira’s Managing Director, Yoeal Haile said the company aims to continue helping Kenyans to “live their best lives” through its product financing solutions, facilitate ownership of various goods and commodities while allowing consumers to pay in bits.
“We want to help our customers achieve their aspirations sooner rather than later,” said Haile. “Our aspiration is to provide customers with an affordable way of realizing their dreams, accessing various products they need, through our competitive financing solutions.”
The company, which has been in the market for a year, has more than 70 registered partners and a presence in over 100 points of sales in Nairobi and Mombasa. It is positioning itself as a reputable product financing organization, with a growing customer base.
With retail partners such as Victoria Courts, Tile & Carpet Centre, Hotpoint, Kingsway Tyres and Superfoam Mattresses among others, Aspira enables customers to own products within a year.
“We are allowing Kenyans to plan for their lives and finances responsibly. By giving them this offering, we allow them to pay for products they need without straining their pockets,” added Haile.
According to the 2019 FinAccess report, 90% of Kenyans have access to both formal and informal financial services.
With the relaunch of Aspira in the market, the gap between the urban and rural dwellers will further be bridged as more people will have access to credit, which allows them to purchase merchandise across the country, at an affordable rate.
Under a campaign dubbed Lipa Baadaye, Aspira also aims to provide customers with the knowledge and skills to take control of their finances through strategic borrowing to facilitate their lifestyles.
“Deepening access to financial facilities enables an economy to thrive. With our offerings, we believe that both the end-users and the retailers will be empowered thus boosting the country’s economy,” said Mr Haile.
After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.
Love At First Sight?
Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.
While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.
”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”
In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;
”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”
Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.
When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.
Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:
Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?
Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.
When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.
It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.
Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.
A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.
There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.
Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.
Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.
Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.
They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.
Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.
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By Milo George
Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.
The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.
They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes. “We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said. Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage. ‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.
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