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    M-Pesa, the pioneering money transfer service this duo launched in Kenya in 2007, now claims more than 30 million customers in 10 countries, mostly in remote areas far from banks. More than 8 million of those users are in India, where state governments are employing M-Pesa to pay pensions to rural retirees, eliminating the delays and crime risks that come with shipping cash.

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    Company Information

    Impact Segment
    Economic Opportunity/Financial Inclusion
    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    Telecommunications
    CEO
    Robert Collymore/Vittorio Colao
    Websitehttp://www.safaricom.co.ke/
    Employees6,130
    Company Type
    Public
    Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$2,269
    Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$538
    Market Value ($M)$11,339
    Financials figures above are for Safaricom. Vodafone's figures are as follows: Revenue: $54,408, Profits: $2,849, Market value: $61,639, Employees: 106,135. Vodafone's website is here http://www.vodafone.com/