Unleash the potential of your used phone

Upcycle through us to become a part of the new regenerative global economy


Hoarding a used smartphone in the drawer? You can now save our planet’s valuable resources, and give your phone a new life by sending it to us.

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We wipe all the remaining data off the phone, after which a female entrepreneur in Africa will be given a chance to lease it at an affordable price. This is what we call upcycling. To make an environmentally friendly decision and upcycle your phone, just leave your details below (we won’t spam!), and we’ll get back to you with different options.

Smartphones4good brings together donated phones, phone refurbishers, recyclers, and secondhand phone resellers to enable equal opportunity to the digital 21st century to everyone.


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Our ADISA certified and GDPR compliant software erases the remaining data, safely and securely
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Our experts refurbish and evaluate the phone
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The phone is shipped to our partner in the local community
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A female entrepreneur in the community provides a business plan for our partner
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After a careful screening process, she will be able to lease the phone at an affordable monthly fee

Marie Bonne Iradukunda

Shop owner, Rwanda

” A smartphone can help me in so many things: to know different products on the market and their prices in other markets, to know how to check the quality of products. I can also download important apps to interact with friends”

A great way to fill two needs with one deed

Donating your used smartphone can mitigate the environmental burden of smartphone manufacturing while improving digital, financial, and gender equality in Africa. Giving access to information, your phone can become a weapon of self-liberation.

Your connection to a trusted ecosystem

Influenced by a broad network of impact investors, academia, as well as our local partners in several African countries, we have established a regenerative value chain with an approach of building from the ground up. Partnering with existing community-based lending circles guarantees a higher level of transparency and efficiency.

Be a part of a new narrative

We want to challenge the traditional perceptions often imposed on African women, and give them a voice to show the richness of their cultures and ways of life. Their respectful coexistence with nature is something we should all learn from. By doing business with them, we engage in an equal transaction that benefits all parties.

Follow our social media to participate in our ambitious vision of building a collaborative international community around circular economy!


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Back up your data
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Take out your SIM and SD cards
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Reset your phone to factory settings

Click here for instructions for iPhone, and here for Android.

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Fill out the form below
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We’ll send you an envelope
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You send us your phone, free of charge!

Click here for instructions for iPhone, and here for Android.


I want to upcycle my phone

Once we receive your phone, our team of experts will ensure your privacy remains yours. Resetting the phone to factory settings by yourself does not guarantee a total removal of your data, so we have our own software to take care of that. 



Psst, our team won the European Comission’s EUvsVIRUS Hackathon in the Digital Finance category in 2020!

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