Say goodbye to your old

smartphone in a meaningful

way

Donate your old phone for good

A female African entrepreneur will get her first

Support them today

Each smartphone donation brings our female entrepreneurs a step closer to leasing one for their business from our local partner. Choose the ones you wish to support today.

What our donors say

Anna Juusela

We are moving towards a world, where individuals have a possibility to create big changes. Technology enables global connections and brings enormous amounts of possibilities for creating impact, even from your own couch. Smartphones4good by Aion Sigma offers an opportunity to help and make an impact in a concrete way. Donating a phone will create a better tomorrow for the African entrepreneurs.

Our ambassadors and funded entrepreneurs

the people who make S4G succeed

What our donors say

Sonja Mattinen

Thank you, Smartphones4Good! Empowering women is probably the best thing I could do with my old smartphone!

Tina & Tom

We hated that our old phones were laying around for so long in our drawers, so when we found out about Smartphones4Good, we sure knew what to do!

Kristoffer Eklof

Can't think of a better idea for recycling my phone. I mean, sure, you can send it back to iStore or something, but would it feel the same? I doubt that!

Why donate here?

1

Phone recycling costs you

It is expensive to recycle your phone correctly.

2

Just as good as giving money

Yes, old way of donating money proved to work, though with phone donations we achieve a broader impact > see #3

3

Guaranteed impact

Every phone donation helps female entrepreneurs become financially and digitally included in the society as well as preserves our planet's health

4

No phone gets dumped

Every phone we receive is either sold or carefully recycled at our own cost.

5

We know what we do inside out

We have been working with African markets for more than 10 years and build a network of reliable partners to support us in what we do.

6

Empower the women

In Africa women entrepreneurs are even more rare than in the developed countries. We can now challenge that.

Donate your smartphone here

Once we receive your form, you will get the instructions on how to ship it to us.

What will happen next?

1

We send you a code

We will process your form and send you an email with a free shipping code and instructions for the next step

2

You send the phone to us

Once you drop off your smartphone in the mail, we track it until we receive it. We then check its condition

3

We sell the phone

We list all approved phones in our online store, and once your phone is purchased, we update the entrepreneur's funding status

4

You track the funds raised

Until the entrepreneur is 100% funded you'll receive a notification from us every time we update her funding status

Most important Q&A​

We accept all kinds of smartphones. Most demand is for phones less than 5 year old. Some phones older than that still have use value and we will give each a consideration.

Yes, you can. We will find what is wrong and try to fix it before it goes on sale.

Of course. Please fill out the same form, so we record your contact details and send you the details for making the donation through our partner. This will be open in July through our partnership with We Encourage.

Once the entrepreneur is 100% funded, we issue her a smartphone along with a leasing contract through our local partnering distributor. The entrepreneur activates the new smartphone and we give her contact details to you and her other funders, for you to stay in touch with her if you wish.

Better to direct it to recycling. You can contact us and we will inform how to best do this.

This is a great question! We care about our donors’ privacy and we perform a rigorous assessment of the phone before selling it on our e-shop. We wipe out all the information on the phone. Once this process is completed, we assess the status of the phone. We assign “grades” to determine if it’s best sold or sent to our entrepreneurs. 

We are organized by Aion Sigma, a business for good. We have worked on financial access to smartphones in Africa for almost 4 years. We have seen that giving away phones is not empowering and leads to profiteering. Therefore we provide the phones with fair finance terms – the entrepreneurs will also earn a positive credit history.

Yes, smartphones have often screen locks that protect the phone. Here is how to remove it and your accounts and data on the phone 1) Android, 2) iPhone 

Once we receive your phone we will securely erase private data with before listing the phone for sale or reuse.

If you have any more questions, please call us or get in touch with us on

Want to donate money instead?

We will be glad to accept it, too!