What are they building on Celo?
Pollen is a USSD platform helping smallholder farmers in Zambia achieve prosperity. They aim to provide a simple—but effective—ecosystem for peer-to-peer lending in order to service the unbanked, promote saving, and generate data to offer affordable microloans. Our first take on this is Pollen savings circles.
Traditional savings circles involve a group of people pooling their money and locking it in a box. A member is chosen to be a secretary to keep the funds safe and manage payouts. We decentralize this entire process, from the storage of value to the governance of circles.