GLU Global (Pty) Ltd Integration at Speed

Impact

Social Development has been at the heart of GLU’s mission from the start.  Even before GLU, when the team formed part of the core of Fundamo, Financial Inclusion was the agenda driving the pioneering and deployment of Mobile Financial Services in Africa, Middle East and other emerging markets.

SDG # 1: No Poverty speaks directly to this passion.  As a recent example, GLU has built its Digital Aid Platform which, to date, has distributed close to R25 million to over 25,000 beneficiaries as part of the COVID-19 relief efforts.  A short case study is attached in the Documents section.

Sustainable development goals

  1. 2.1
    By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
  2. 2.2
    By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons
  1. 9.1
    Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
  2. 9.3
    Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets
  3. 9.5
    Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending