M-Pesa inventor : Nick Hughes

M-KOPA relies on M-PESA's ability to handle small transactions at very low cost, and is one of dozens of new businesses built on the M-PESA infrastructure.

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Nick Hughes, one of the original team who created M-PESA, talks about how the mobile money transfer platform emerged and quickly took off in Kenya. He also discusses his latest venture, M-KOPA, a start-up that finances solar energy lighting for low income households In Kenya.

M-KOPA relies on M-PESA’s ability to handle small transactions at very low cost, and is one of dozens of new businesses built on the M-PESA infrastructure.

Camera: Peter Cairns

Produced by Jeanette Thomas.

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