Kabba, Student-Centric Ride-Sharing Platform Unlocks Fresh Market in Addis Ababa

Three years ago, Blen Hailu, after a decade of working in the banking industry, transitioned to a new chapter in life by starting a family. Blen, who holds a Master’s Degree in Developmental Economics, was a mother of two at the time and was facing challenges in transporting her kids to and from school.

“The existing transportation service for students lacks quality and is unreliable, and unsafe. The drivers and attendants are not adequately trained and responsible for the well-being of the children,” states Blen.

According to Blen, parents face numerous issues, such as being unable to monitor their children’s trips. Some schools do have their own transportation service for kids. But parents have no choice in selecting the car or driver, as the service was assigned through the school, limiting their control over the transportation arrangements. Moreover, there was no guarantee of service continuity if the assigned car or driver encountered issues.

Blen real…

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