Ep203 – Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Co-Creator of M-PESA; Director of MiLA Consulting

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In this episode Lesley-Anne Vaughan, Director of MiLA Consulting and Co-Creator of M-PESA, talks to us about how she helped […]

In this episode

Lesley-Anne Vaughan, Director of MiLA Consulting and Co-Creator of M-PESA, talks to us about how she helped develop the famed mobile money transfer service in Kenya. M-Pesa lets customers use their phone to deposit and transfer money from one person to another without using a bank account. It works using a network of thousands of stores, where the cash agent network does debits and credits.

“In 2007 we launched M-Pesa as a live service, but in 2005 the original product was microfinance,” Lesley-Anne says. “We were solving a painpoint of how do we get microfinance to be more effective, more efficient, more cheaply administered.”

Since 2005, Lesley Anne has been dedicated to mobile money and mobile financial services in emerging markets. The incredible work she did to build and launch M-PESA earned her name on the patent, which is pretty amazing!

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