Over a decade ago, Viamo began operations in sub-Saharan Africa. Our portfolio began in Ghana, one of four global hubs working closely with partners to design world-class, socially impactful projects across more than 35 countries.
Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to add 120 million new mobile subscribers by 2025.
This will bring the total number of subscribers to 615 million – half of the region’s population. Young consumers owning their first mobile phone will be the primary source of growth in the region for the foreseeable future. Viamo is uniquely positioned to serve sub-Saharan Africa, where roughly a third of the population aged 15 and older face literacy challenges.
Viamo has been operating across the Francophone Africa region since 2015. In addition to our well-established offices in Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and the DRC, Viamo also serves 15 additional francophone countries remotely. Our platform provides life-changing information across the region, reaching nearly five million unique users a year.
Viamo has been present in East Africa for over ten years. USAID, Baylor University, and UNICEF, among other partners have leveraged our expertise in developing effective digital engagement strategies to implement projects that have encouraged behavior change across Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. In one year we delivered over 35 million pieces of content to people across the region.
Viamo has had a regional presence in West Africa since 2006. According to GSMA, the region will get 60 million new mobile subscribers by 2025, half of which will come from Nigeria. We’ve helped partners deliver legal advice to victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria, and provided IVR-based training to thousands of farmers in Ghana. In one year, people listened to over 9 million messages across the region
Since Viamo’s arrival in Southern Africa a decade ago, our operations have expanded rapidly and we are now in nine countries in the region. In one year we reached over 4 million unique listeners with nearly 60 million engagements.