E-cash on the rise in Somalia

From Oxfam Horn, East and Central Africa Blog Tue Jan 8 2013, 06:14:53

Oxfam partner Hijra recently began an innovative new "e-cash" project to deliver aid to people in Mogadishu via mobile phones. Women like Kadija Mohammed, who uses the $150 she receives to invest in her small shop, say receiving mobile cash gives her far more options than traditional food aid: "The money gives me choices, it [...]

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