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Kerio Valley cash transfer pilot: final evaluation

Last updated:
1 December 2008
Mike Brewin

The Kerio Valley cash transfer pilot was the first time that M-Pesa, or any mobile-phone based system, had been used for transferring cash in an emergency or development content.

Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Photo: Concern Worldwide.

Concern aimed to provide each household with cash sufficient to purchase 50% of one month’s minimum calorific requirements through two transfers – the second taking place about two weeks after the first. A survey of food prices in Arror (the market serving the targeted communities) conducted in early April found that a transfer of 620/= per household member would be sufficient to buy 50% of calorific requirements for two weeks assuming prices remained the same.

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