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VIDEO: Twitter Chat on Mobile Money on May 9

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Join Nandini Harihareswara on Thursday, May 9th at noon for an #AskUSAID Twitter Expert Hour. Read more >>

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Empowering Women with Mobile Money: The Tanzania Report

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In Tanzania, using mobile money has improved lives because of its ease and convenience. Read more >>

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Empowering Women One Mobile Phone At a Time

Mobile banking saves women time and money.  With mobile services, women no longer have to make all-day treks to and from the bank. Photo credit: USAID

Mobile technology in the hands of women can help enable entry into the financial mainstream and provide access to life-enhancing services Read more >>

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FrontLines Year in Review: Apps for Afghanistan

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With an explosion in mobile phones, USAID engages Afghanistan’s best and brightest to grow mobile money. Read more >>

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Innovating in Afghanistan

In 2002, fewer than 200,000 people in Afghanistan had access to telephones.  Today, some 15 million Afghans use mobile phones and a full 85% of the population lives within the combined network coverage of the four major telcos.  This technological leap connects Afghans to each other and to the economy in ways that were unimaginable […]

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Feed the Future: Innovative Mobile Banking Unit to Give Access to More Than 300,000 Farmers

By Renuka Naj, Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications Specialist As part of Feed the Future, USAID in partnership with Centenary Bank launched a state-of-the-art mobile banking unit.  This unit will bring financial services to more than 300,000 farmers and agri-business enterprises in Amolatar and Amuru districts of northern Uganda. Under a 50-50 cost-sharing partnership, USAID […]

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Mobile Money in Haiti: More than Just a Concept, a New Way of Life

In early 2011, USAID, in partnership with Mercy Corps, began making payments for emergency food supplies via cell phone-based “mobile money”.   The Kenbe-La e-cash program is assisting more than 5,500 beneficiaries in the St. Marc region of Haiti.  Working with one of the largest cell phone companies in Haiti, Voila, and Unibank, Kenbe-La provides low-cost […]

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Mobile Money: A Foundational Investment in Afghanistan

About the Author: Dr. Maura O’Neill is the Chief Innovation Officer at USAID I just got back earlier today from Afghanistan where I co-hosted our Mobile Money Summit with USAID Deputy Mission Director Kevin Brownawell to announce our Mobile Money Innovation Grant Fund. The fund will enable public-private partnerships in Afghanistan to expand local mobile […]

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