January 10, 2013
Cell Phones Deliver Social Assistance Funds Effectively
About 138,000 recipients are being given free cell phones so they can be notified when their funds are available at their bank. The phones are provided through a partnership with a cell phone company.
The payments and phones are an effort to improve household welfare, encourage female empowerment, promote financial literacy, and discourage fraud.
Read read full report by The World Bank.
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