Practical Insights on M-PESA

Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Published on: Jun 22 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Do you sometimes feel that every international development organization is in love with mobile money today? That transferring currency equivalents via mobile phones...
Mobile Money’s Innovation and Impact Isn’t Targeted at Women… Yet

Mobile Money’s Innovation and Impact Isn’t Targeted at Women… Yet

Published on: Mar 16 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Mobile Money’s Innovation and Impact Isn’t Targeted at Women… Yet
According to Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity (PDF), authored by Vital Wave Consulting and sponsored by the GSMA Development Fund and the Cherie Blair Foundation...
Safaricom’s M-Pesa to Transfer 20% of Kenya’s GDP in 2010

Safaricom’s M-Pesa to Transfer 20% of Kenya’s GDP in 2010

Published on: Jun 23 2010 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
This is the bombshell that Erik Hersman tweeted about Safaricom’s mPayment system, M-Pesa. Read it and then stop to think a minute about what that means for...
FrontlineSMS:Credit – Payment Middleware for Microfinance Instutitions

FrontlineSMS:Credit – Payment Middleware for Microfinance Instutitions

Published on: Jan 14 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Have you wondered how microfinance institutions (MFI’s) could leverage short message services (SMS) text messages to provide most cost-effective loans to their...
Google & Paypal Leaving Cash on the Table: ePayment Business Opportunity in Africa

Google & Paypal Leaving Cash on the Table: ePayment Business Opportunity in Africa

Published on: Oct 07 2009 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; Were you excited to hear that Google now has location-aware AdWords for Kenya and South Africa? I was overjoyed that Google is...
Zap and M-PESA: Kenyan eCommerce Advantage

Zap and M-PESA: Kenyan eCommerce Advantage

Published on: Sep 25 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Zap and M-PESA: Kenyan eCommerce Advantage
In my interview with Rachel Essendi, founder of the eCommerce marketplace, Rachel’s Bargain Corner, she mentioned an interesting advantage that she felt differenced...