Breaking Boundaries: M-KOPA's Success with Africa's Talking APIs

Jun 22, 2023, 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Join us on June 22nd at 5:00pm for an insightful evening with George Muddu from M-KOPA. Discover how Africa's Talking SMS and USSD APIs are transforming Fintech. Explore real-world use cases and M-KOPA's innovative products. Network with developers and enjoy snacks. Don't miss out! #Fintech #APIs



About this event

Attention all Fintech developers in Kampala, Uganda! Join us on Thursday, June 22nd at 5:00pm for an enlightening evening with George, a Unified Communication Manager from M-KOPA. Discover how M-KOPA is revolutionizing their products and services using Africa's Talking SMS and USSD APIs.

During this event, George Muddu will dive into the practical applications of SMS and USSD at M-KOPA. Learn how they utilize SMS for customer support, including account balance inquiries, call-me-back requests, e-receipt notifications, and lead generation through interactive sales. Explore the power of USSD for checking account balances, agreeing to terms and conditions, and more.

M-KOPA's product offerings extend beyond solar solutions. Delve into their diverse range of products, such as smartphone loans, insurance, and Cash loans, specifically designed to cater to the needs of rural areas and low-income earners.

After the talk, we shall have a networking session where you can connect with like-minded developers over drinks and snacks. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge of Africa's Talking APIs and collaborate with fellow developers in the Fintech sector. Reserve your spot now and mark your calendar for an eventful evening!


  1. Registration and Networking:  connect with fellow Fintech developers in Kampala.
  2. Opening Remarks: Welcome address and introduction to the event.
  3. Revolutionizing M-Kopa Products and Services with Africa's Talking APIs: George from M-KOPA shares insights into the practical applications of SMS and USSD. Discover how M-KOPA utilizes SMS for customer support, including account balance inquiries, call-me-back requests, e-receipt notifications, and lead generation. Explore the power of USSD for checking account balances, agreeing to terms and conditions, and unlocking smartphones.
  4. Q&A Session: Engage in a lively discussion with George, where you can ask questions and delve deeper into the applications of Africa's Talking APIs.
  5. Networking and Refreshments: Continue the conversation, network with fellow developers, and enjoy drinks and snacks provided by the organizers.

Target Attendees:

  1. Fintech Innovators: Tech-savvy individuals working in the Fintech sector, eager to explore new technologies and leverage Africa's Talking APIs for innovative solutions.
  2. Software Developers and Engineers: Skilled programmers and engineers with a focus on developing software applications in the Fintech industry, interested in learning how to integrate SMS and USSD functionalities into their projects.
  3. Entrepreneurial Enthusiasts: Ambitious individuals looking to launch their own Fintech startups or expand existing ventures, seeking insights into M-KOPA's success story and how Africa's Talking APIs can drive growth and customer engagement.

Join community channels:

Slack & WhatsApp:

  • Join Africa's Talking slack community here
  • Join Elarian Slack community here

Please follow us on Twitter handles to:

  • @AfricasTalking
  • @ElarianHQ

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Africa's Talking community allows developers to learn skills for the modern-day African Developer. We are language and framework agnostic. All developers are welcome. This is where Africa's Talking developers community meets to build, learn and exchange knowledge.

We are helping software developers and businesses to bring their ideas to life through easy-to-use APIs quickly.

Would you like to partner with us? Kindly contact the Developer Experience Team. 


  • Muddu George


    Unified Communication Manager

Featured Attendees

  • Keneth Onekalit

    Kero ventures

    Technical Manager

  • Joel Nabimanya

    Zofi Cash

    Growth and Marketing Lead

  • Byaruhanga Francis

    Tap Technologies Uganda Ltd


  • Emanuel Okello


    Software Developer

  • David Ongora





Thursday, June 22, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM UTC


Checkin and Introduction
Breaking Boundaries: M-KOPA's Success with Africa's Talking APIs


  • David Okwii


    Software Developer/ Product Manager, A.T Uganda Community Lead


  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Community Lead, Tanzania

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Kenya Community Lead

  • Sheriffo Jarju

    Community Lead Gambia

  • Isophel Natwijuka

    Community Lead, Uganda

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community

  • David Okwii


    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Alexander Ikeh

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Aaron Ujah

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Lead Uganda Community

  • Stanislaus Sakwiya

    MlimiPay Limited

    Community Lead, Malawi

  • Jackson Ngabonziza

    Community Co-Lead Rwanda