“There was also a smaller player that had a vitally important role in the conceptualization and development of the application. That is, Sagentia, a technology consultancy firm based out of Cambridge. The firm not only wrote the software for M-PESA, they also designed the business processes, and provided operational and technical support during the pilot and after launch.” […]
“They assured me that M-PESA was just the beginning. Using the mobile as a platform, they plan to create developmental services that penetrate other spheres —m-health, agribusiness. They further predicted that the mobile will soon begin to revolutionize these other spaces as well.”
See also these earlier CGAP posts about her work (oldest posts listed first):
- Why has M-PESA become so popular in Kenya?
- The diary of an M-PESA user: the case of the shoemaker in Kibera
- Findings from the field: An observation on M-PESA usage during the post-election violence
- Findings from the field: An observation on M-PESA impact
Morawczynski is the author of a forthcoming CGAP brief on M-PESA and recently co-authored Designing Mobile Money Services: Lessons from M-PESA with Ignacio Mas.