Why connect the unconnected?
To bank the unbanked you must first connect the unconnected.
Africa has seen significant development since the turn of the century. The myth that all Africans are poor has been debunked many times. Most people in Africa have access to land, jobs and other instruments for creating prosperity.
While many on the continent still lack access to financial services, this has begun to change with the introduction of mobile banking. We believe that providing people with better connectivity results in their further integration into the ever-growing world economy. This is World Mobile's mission.
People throughout Africa are striving for a better future, yet at the same time, you are more likely to find a smartphone in an area without data connectivity in Africa than anywhere else on the planet. In our view, this human drive for a more prosperous future and the combination of access to data and connectivity will revolutionise the unconnected communities in Africa and around the world.
Currently, most people in Africa have access to either a basic phone or smartphone and mobile adoption is growing throughout the continent. However, connectivity lags significantly behind. Our vision is to meet this demand by bringing affordable connectivity to the unconnected.
Connectivity is priceless.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 SDGs which recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth. The mobile industry increased its contribution to all 17 SDGs in 2020, and we aim to continue building the World Mobile network to deliver on these goals.