How Nigeria’s Fastest Growing Mobile Payment Startup is Reaching Girls

Founded in 2009, with the simple belief that technology could transform lives by delivering universal access to financial services, Paga is now the leading mobile payment service in Nigeria, with over 1.8 million users. The company is constantly evolving to bridge the gap between commerce, financial services and economic development within Nigeria’s emerging economy.

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For girls across Nigeria who will grow up to represent the majority of small business owners and who traditionally have the vital task of managing the homes finances, Paga’s focus on transforming lives via financial access provides an opportunity for independence and growth.

This post is part of a series profiling ventures in first accelerator program dedicated to impacting the lives of millions of girls in poverty. For more information on the program, check out the Girl Effect Accelerator website.

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Chance Barnett

Chance Barnett

Chance is the founding CEO of Crowdfunder. He played an early and significant role in JOBS Act legislation & regulation and is an angel investor and contributor at Forbes.