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Founder’s words

Founder’s words
Half of the world’s population is still financially excluded!

Okapi Finance International’s main vision is to simplify daily financial transactions for the unbanked. 80% of the African population and half of the world’s population is still unbanked.
Many people, whether they call a big city or a remote village home, carry out their everyday business without a bank account. In light of this, we know there is a great deal of demand for a flexible money service other than traditional banking. Okapi Finance International’s mission is to bank the unbanked and participate in the financial inclusion of the unbanked. Everyone who so wishes should have access to banking services.
Okapi Finance International AB’s values are accountability and transparency, to be best at what we do and to have a social purpose that starts with the founder and CEO and spreads to all levels of the company.
10% of Okapi Finance’s benefit will be used to help poor and orphaned children to have access to education by assisting local initiatives in each country. For that purpose, the Okapi Educational Fund CSR project will be established in each country where Okapi operates.
“This is my childhood dream! I am convinced that giving knowledge is the strongest way to fight poverty.”

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The Okapi History

The Okapi History
Company history

Okapi Finance International AB was created in 2011 and is a company based in Sweden with subsidiaries in several African countries. Okapi’s mission is to bank the unbanked by helping banks to reach them. Okapi’s market launch has started with Kenya and Botswana. From Kenya and Botswana, Okapi will continue to enter African countries, targeting 10 new countries by 2017. Okapi will go where the number of unbanked people is the largest and where it is a challenge to offer financial services.

The Okapi story

Okapi Finance International was founded by Gisele Mwepu, a Swedish serial entrepreneur. She has a masters degree in computer science and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering. Gisele was born in Congo where 70 million (99%) of the population are unbanked. She has a passion and commitment to use her skills to make life a little easier for people and to alleviate poverty. The belief that financial inclusion alleviates poverty motivates her.
“The whole idea of Okapi started with the need I felt to help people to easily and securely access basic financial services - pay bills or transfer money. Everyone should have access to banking services and I really make it my mission to make it happen!
Take, for example, the simple action of paying your electricity bill. In many African countries you will see hundreds of people queuing hours to just pay one bill at the counter of the electricity company. I saw in Côte d’Ivoire people leaving their home at 3-4 o’clock in the morning hoping to get a better place in the queue. That is just crazy!”

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Do all your financial transactions via Okapi smartphone app or webb.

Okapi - Easy to Bank on - Register today!

Do all your financial transactions via Okapi smartphone app or webb.

Okapi - Easy to Bank on - Register today!

Do all your financial transactions via Okapi smartphone app or webb.

Okapi - Easy to Bank on - Register today!

Do all your financial transactions via Okapi smartphone app or webb.

Okapi - Easy to Bank on - Register today!

Do all your financial transactions via Okapi smartphone app or webb.

Okapi - Easy to Bank on - Register today!

Do all your financial transactions via Okapi smartphone app or webb.

Okapi - Easy to Bank on - Register today!

Do all your financial transactions via Okapi smartphone app or webb.

Okapi - Easy to Bank on - Register today!

Do all your financial transactions via Okapi smartphone app or webb.

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Okapi Easy to use
Collect your salary, pension and payments.
Pay all your bills and fees in under three minutes.
Send money (money transfer) to anyone you want. It can all be done right from your home, on Okapi app or web
Okapi user types
Regular customer
All transaction services executed at Okapi Authorized Agent.
premium customer
All Okapi services can be accesed via your smartphone, tablet or computer plus at Okapi Authorized Agent.
Visa user
All holder of a VISA card can send money to any VISA card local and international.