Kenya mobile phone cash transfers: report

Kenya mobile phone cash transfers: report

06 August 2008

Concern Worldwide has pioneered an emergency project in the Kerio Valley in Kenya.

It works through a mobile phone operator, Safaricom, which runs a money transfer scheme called m-Pesa. This allows people to send cash from one part of the country to another, by paying money to an agent who then sends a text message to the recipient, who collects the cash from a second agent.

Concern has taken things one step further by funding cash distributions to some of Kenya's poorest people. It is the latest example of mobile phones helping people in remote areas of the developing world.

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Kenya mobile phone cash transfers: report

Concern Worldwide has pioneered an emergency project in the Kerio Valley in Kenya.