Kopo Kopo by Kopo Kopo, Inc is software-as-a-service mobile payment gateway for small and medium sized enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. The service is available on a pay-as-you-go. The name Kopo Kopo was inspired by two different sides of sub-Saharan Africa: In Krio, the language of Sierra Leone, kobboh kobboh means “money”. In Swahili, spoken in several countries in East Africa, mkopo means “loan”.
Mobile phones are more accessible at the base of the pyramid than clean water or electricity. With mobile money services like Safaricom M-Pesa in Kenya becoming more prominent by the day, it’s now possible to extend robust financial services to the poor via simple text messages.
To do so, however, institutions that serve the poor need an affordable way to integrate with mobile money systems. Our mission is to make that integration as simple and accessible as possible.