Safaricom & M-PESA - An African Growth Story: Peter C. Thoms, CFA, Founder, Africa Capital Group

One of the larger holdings in our Africa strategy is Safaricom, the dominant mobile communications provider in Kenya.

Safaricom’s stock has been a very strong performer of late, closing just yesterday at a fresh all time high of 20 Kenyan shillings per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Safaricom is the purveyor of M-Pesa, a system that enables people to transfer money to one another using their cell phones. ‘M-Pesa’ means mobile money. The “M” is for mobile and “pesa” means money in Swahili. M-Pesa works on even very basic phones, so it has proven to be a very useful tool for a wide swath of people of all income levels to securely transfer and store their funds.

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