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    Extending the e-commerce boom to African merchants.

    This year saw the 10th anniversary of the payments system M-Pesa, launched by Vodafone and ­Safaricom in ­Kenya. The platform, which lets people send currency via text message, has spread to 30 million users in 10 nations. The partners hope to extend its empowering effects with an e-commerce site, Masoko, designed to help small merchants find customers.

    Company Information

    Impact Segment
    Economic Opportunity/Financial Inclusion
    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    Telecommunications
    CEO
    Vittorio Colao
    Websitehttp://www.vodafone.com
    Employees111,556
    Company Type
    Public
    Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$52,223
    Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$-6,904
    Market Value ($M)$75,377