Tech in Africa: Homegrown Apps Transforming the Continent

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  • iCow (Kenya)
  • Ffene (Uganda)
  • MPepea (Kenya)
  • Prowork (Nigeria)
  • Saya (Ghana)
  • NikoHapa (Kenya)
  • Found (South Africa)
  • M-Farm (Kenya)
  • SliceBiz (Ghana)
  • Olalashe Emergency SOS (Kenya)
  • Mxit (South Africa)
  • medAfrica (Kenya)
  • MoBiashara (Nigeria)
  • M-Pesa (Kenya)
  • Afrinolly (Nigeria)
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MPepea (Kenya)

Kenyans Edwin Maina and Dan Munga were inspired to create M-Pepea after encountering a number of people in dire need of emergency money. The first service offered from the co-founders’ 2010 firm Raven Limited, M-Pepea offers real-time emergency credit to registered clients anywhere and anytime in Kenya. The service is geared towards corporate clients, as well as N.G.O.’s with traveling employees. All that is required is a text message listing the user’s desired amount, which the user then receives shortly afterwards.

(Photo: Mpepea)

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