50% of the world's population does not have access to an internet connection, does not have the ability to search or access information, training resources or cultural content online. Kajou responds to this challenge by combining a simple product with a high-tech solution developed with the support of the company Capgemini: microSD cards filled with content that can be inserted into the smartphone and, thanks to the Kajou application, transform it into an offline library or a real campus that fits in your pocket!
More than 20,000 recipients
Once inserted in the smartphone, the user can browse up to 32 GB of finely selected content, in local languages. The application allows him to share content with his friends, without using data. Through the application, Kajou interacts with users, sending them notifications, messages, polls or even news via Internet or SMS.
With this fundraising, Kajou will intensify its presence in Senegal as of January 2021 through its subsidiary and the deployment of sales, technical and production teams in Dakar. It also hopes to deploy its highly innovative offer throughout the sub-region, particularly in Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Cameroon.
Putting information at the service of 3 million people in West Africa
Thanks to this fundraising from the main social impact players, Kajou aims to give 3 million people with little or no access to the Internet in West Africa the means to get information, to educate themselves and to develop their professional activity thanks to customized content.
"Kajou is a great tool to bring knowledge directly to your phone. It allows you to consult thousands of contents without using your internet data! We are knowledge activists. Because where there is knowledge, there is hope!" Jérémy LACHAL, founder of Kajou.
Kajou deploys its technology to NGOs, public institutions and companies such as Meridiam, Caurie Microfinance, UNICEF and the French Development Agency. It allows them to embed their training or awareness content on Kajou cards and distribute it to their stakeholders even without internet.
It also deploys a range of off-the-shelf cards on themes such as education, health or entrepreneurship, distributed to the general public in its partner network.