Sunday, October 9, 2011
2009. Editor: Red Sky Advertising Agency. Courtesy of Safaricom. Urban workers traditionally sent money home to their villages by post or courier or delivered it themselves. M-PESA (M stands for mobile, and pesa means "money" in Swahili) allows users—over thirteen million users in three and a half years—to send and receive money securely with a simple text message on their mobile phones.