Sorry for the late response! We'd love to collaborate. We've thought a lot about the MPesa model - that's a big part of how we got the idea! If you have time over the next few days let us know. We are on Pacific Time, so 12.5 hours off India. Mornings and evenings work best.
Thanks for the info on ucoin. I've started looking through the forum links you sent. At this point we think our members are most comfortable with cash and are working on ways to help them save and accumulate wealth. We've started with the idea of electronic payments in INR as a familiar step from cash that is supported by the off-the-shelf mobile payment applications being developed by the Indian government and independent businesses. It would be interesting to find out how the Jan Jal banking community would respond to a local free currency. Thanks for bringing it up.
We'd love to talk more with SHRI. Looks like the infrastructure you are putting in are of similar scale and it will be great to exchange ideas! We are in Pacific Daylight Time which puts us off India by 12.5 hours, so evenings and mornings work best. DM me on twitter @CircumflexTech and let's find a time.