Friday, January 11, 2008


Many thanks to Justin Hartman aka Afrigator, a major social media aggregator and directory built especially for African digital citizens who publish and consume content on the Web.

Afrigator will be bannering the Kenyan Crisis initiative of MamaMikes, allowing you to contribute towards helping displaced families and victims
of the crisis by purchasing shopping vouchers that will be used to buy
foodstuff, medicine, blankets, water, sanitary materials and
toiletries, toys, clothes, shoes and other necessary items to be
distributed by the Kenya Red Cross. There is NO Service Charge on any of these items and ALL contributions will be received by the Kenya Red Cross for distribution.

Please help to spread the word.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kenyans in Distress

MamaMikes have asked if we can help spread the word for their Crisis initiative :

their front page people can now buy a voucher for Kenyans in Distress.
These vouchers will be used to buy much needed supplies for
distribution by the Kenya Red cross. The vouchers come in various
denominations from $10 to $75. No service fee will be charged for these

For further info please contact :

Njoki Mwangi
Mamamikes Online
Cell: +254 723 982 903
Office: +254 020 2025934 +254 735 371 997
Skype: marymwangi

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Prepaid folks can donate airtime to top up friends and family

Thanks to Erik of for passing on this service from SafariCom. Sambaza (meaning to share in swahili) allows SafariCom prepaid customers to share airtime with their family and friends; any amount between Kshs. 50 and Kshs. 10,000.

How ?

1. Create a new SMS message and enter the airtime value you want to share, followed by #, followed by the mobile number you want to top-up.

2. Send to 140

3. Wait for confirmation by SMS

4. The person receiving the airtime gets a receipt message on successful top-up.

We just tested it and it works instantly.

For full details click here. Note only Safaricom customers i.e. prepaid can use this service.

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Send airtime top ups instantly

Mama Mikes provides a solution to the problem of sending help to Kenyans. Through their website customers can order vouchers
for prominent Kenyan supermarkets such as Nakumatt, and Uchumi, buy
cellular airtime, pay electricity bills or school fees,
give culturally relevant gifts for special occasions such as a goat, or
even buy cakes, flowers, and jewellery, among many other items and
services which are constantly being updated.

I wanted to promote the wonderful job that MamaMikes are doing but the crisis in Kenya has meant that they are currently totally swamped. They have a 48 hour backlog of airtime top-ups but are working on clearing this right now.

Its a wonderful service which we'll be recommending to all. Reality is that they literally deliver goods by hand so need a more efficient network which we're hoping to help with, as well as an increase in market ~ an increase in profit ~ allowing them to invest in more staff .. and so the wheel turns.

Please pass this on.
Online airtime Kikwe is currently offline but they are working on it right now.

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