Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mobile Money & Mobile Solutions Helping Women in Afghanistan

The following video was recently shared by Joey Mendoza from USAID/Afghanistan’s FAIDA project. The video documents and shares how mobile money and other mobile solutions are being used to empower women in Afghanistan. What I like about the video is … Continue reading

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USAID/Nigeria Markets II Program Working with LAPO & eTranzact on Mobile Money Initiative

USAID/Nigeria’s MARKETS II program is now working with mobile money operator eTranzact and their innovative mobile money service PocketMoni along with the largest microfinance bank in Nigeria, LAPO, to provide support to offer mobile financial services to the staff and … Continue reading

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Lesson #4: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Convenience & Access

This blog post is the fourth in a ten part series of articles covering the 10 Lessons Learned about Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion. When you are dealing with people’s funds, having rapid, reliable, and convenient access to … Continue reading

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Mobile Money Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week This photo was taken in a mobile money agent shop in the town of Lucban, Quezon, Philippines on May 15, 2013. Productive mobile money agents usually provide services for more than one mobile money operator in … Continue reading

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Mobile Money-Enabled Micro-Donations – An Interesting Use Case

Recently, Globe Telecom’s GCASH launched a new donation drive to support a local well-known children’s charity called Bantay Bata.  According to Paolo Baltao, president of GCASH operator G-Xchange Inc. (GXI), “GCASH subscribers can donate any amount, even as low as one peso, and … Continue reading

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One of the Secrets to Getting Mobile Money Users to be Active = Payroll + Use Cases

One of the secrets to getting mobile money subscribers to become active users is getting them on a mobile money-enabled payroll. We learned this early on in the Philippines when we saw how much more active those receiving part or … Continue reading

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