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Money Women Can Bank On

Mobile Payments Increase Women’s Economic Power The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project protects millions of people by spraying insecticide on the walls, ceilings, and indoor surfaces of homes to kill mosquitoes that transmit malaria. To spray the homes, the project employs thousands of seasonal workers, many who lack the credit […]

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AIRS introduced mobile banking in Madagascar to process payments to seasonal workers. More than $350,000 was transferred during the 2013-2014 spray campaign. Paulinettte Ranivoarisoa was the first to receive payment through the new system. Photo Credit: Mialy Noroarisanjy

Mobile Money Pays Off

Carrying large amounts of cash into the field to pay seasonal workers increases the risk of theft and fraudulent activities. To reduce risk, the President’s Malaria Initiative-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Program (AIRS) in Madagascar piloted an innovative mobile banking system during the 2013-2014 spray campaign to automate payments and reduce risk. Eliminating the need […]

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