PayPal, Safaricom and TransferTo launch 48hr M-PESA to PayPal money transfers & withdrawals

PayPal, Safaricom and TransferTo launch 48hr M-PESA to PayPal money transfers & withdrawals

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PayPal and Safaricom have announced a collaboration that will see users in Kenya deposit and withdraw between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts seamlessly in a move expected to take on Equity Bank-PayPal withdrawal only service. According to Joseph Ogutu, Director of Strategy, Safaricom, “M-PESA’s cooperation with…

Kenya’s Majik Water to harvest drinking water from air for off-grid communities

Kenya’s Majik Water to harvest drinking water from air for off-grid communities

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Founded by Anastasia Kaschenko, Beth Koigi and Clare Sewell, Kenya’s Majik Water has launched a prototype and started its water harvesting process in pilot to help people in off-grid communities in Kenya harvest water from air using simple techniques and equipment. The three-girl team, comprising…

Resquebnb is a new ‘Airbnb’ connecting stranded Kenyans to food & shelter in election-related violence hotspots

Resquebnb is a new ‘Airbnb’ connecting stranded Kenyans to food & shelter in election-related violence hotspots

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Ushahidi.com was launched by a group of volunteers to map post election violence after Kenya’s disputed general election in December 2007. Ten years later, Resquebnb has launched to connect stranded Kenyans to food and shelter after election-related violence claimed over 20 lives…