fets, Nigeria’s licensed mobile money operator announced its collaboration with Chanja Datti on a financial inclusion programme aimed at empowering the internally displaced women at the New Kuchingoro IDP Camp, Durumi, Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory.
Speaking on the initiative,MD/CEO of fets, Omotade Odunowo, said: “We are delighted to partner with an organization like Chanja Datti on a programme like this as we strive towards seeking platforms for positive reformation and total empowerment for these vulnerable women.”
“We are strongly inspired by the efforts of these women who are obviously keen to seek ways to rebuild themselves and families after the devastation they have suffered and are excited by the opportunities that are now available. fets is not only introducing the fast growing world of technology to them but also mobile-money operations on an easy, safe and seamless platform.” she added.
In addition, MD/CEO, Chanja Datti Olunfunto Borrofice commented “Our technology driven world is a manifest of innovations propelled by advances in technology which also enhances environmentally sustainable development. Co-innovation to solve problems for our clients and our environment using technology, therefore has become paramount.
Speaking further: “This is why Chanja Datti has formed a strategic partnership with fets, the market leader in mobile payments in Nigeria, and Africa’s most trusted mobile payment company to promote recycling technology which is critical to sustainable development and provide a mobile platform for our Recycredits™ initiative.
“This initiative seeks to incentivize households/individuals for taking daily ‘green’ action to recycle the waste they generate. Our partnership also allows us to provide financial services for our unbanked informal recycling collectors in the sector.
“This new collaboration represents our belief that the future of recycling and environmental sustainability requires a new IT driven operating model, and we believe our partnership with fets creates the perfect platform to achieve this goal,” she stated.
Chanja Datti is a social enterprise that currently collects plastic (PET bottles, pure water sachet waste and other recyclables like aluminium cans, old newspapers, old textbooks, cardboard, cartons, tires, and glass bottles, which are then supplied to off-takers recyclers for use in the manufacture of various other products.
fets and Chanja Datti’s collaboration, the first of its kind, will empower the displaced women through Chanja Datti’s Recycredit™ scheme. By collecting or supplying recyclables to Chanja Datti, the women are able to earn points which can be immediately converted to cash-in-wallet, on the fets wallet mobile money operation platform.