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MKopa, has released its 2021 impact report that shows its social and environmental impact.

The report presents findings on MKOPA’s smartphone, solar and cash loan customers across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana. While much of the impact has been realised in East Africa, MKOPA recorded rapid growth following its expansion into West Africa over 2020/21.

Key highlights of MKOPA’s social and environmental impact at the end of 2021 include:

  • $600 million of credit unlocked for customers;

  • 4.5 million lives improved with life-changing products;

  • Over 1 million solar home systems sold, avoiding 2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions;

  • Over 1 million individuals accessing high-quality smartphones, enabling access to information and earning opportunities online;

  • 86% of customers report that the quality of their lives has improved because of MKOPA.

Despite the whirlwinds of economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19, throughout 2020 and 2021 MKOPA defied global trends and created significant high-quality employment. The fintech company’s full-time staff more than doubled from 2019 to 2021, with 944 additional jobs created. Additionally, MKOPA sales agents, who actively reach community members across the company’s core markets, quadrupled to 10,000 agents between 2019 and 2021.

Founded in 2011, MKOPA offers millions of people access to life-enhancing products and services, such as smartphones, solar lighting, solar-powered appliances, cash loans and health insurance by unlocking affordable credit.

In March 2020, the platform reached a milestone of 2 million customers served, and with impact and inclusion remaining core to its mission, MKOPA strives to increase the number of customers on its platform by 10x over the next five years.

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