Friday
July 14
2017

Mobile money helps stave off food insecurity for 250,000 Kenyans

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has given monthly grants of 3,000 Kenya Shillings to more than 41,000 drought-affected families spread across 13 counties over the past three months.

“This programme is transforming the way we respond to emergencies in Kenya,” said Dr Abbas Gullet, Secretary General, KRCS. “Even in very remote parts of the country, mobile phones are widely accessible. It makes it very easy for people to access money and, more importantly, it gives them choice and flexibility in how they spend their money.”

Source: IT News Africa (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Financial Inclusion
Tags
drought, financial innovation, food security, Kenya, mobile money, poverty, poverty alleviation