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DEBIT CARDS PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO DISPLACED FAMILIES IN MALI
Eighteen-year-old Djélika Haïdara was pregnant when she fled her home in northern Mali to escape the violent aftermath of a military coup. She and her extended family were among more than 227,000 people displaced within Mali.Djélika and her baby now live in Bamako, the nation’s capital, in a rented apartment with 20 other family members.

“Things are really hard, you can’t go anywhere without spending money. Rents are high, too,” she explained. 
 
The family found relief, though.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) helped them, and more than 4,000 others in Bamako, by giving them debit cards that provided monthly distributions to pay for food, rent and medical expenses.
BTCA at Sibos: Creating New Markets at the Base of the Pyramid. Sibos, 16 September, Dubai.

Government of Nepal makes social security grants electronically with UNCDF assistance.
How USAID's partners are transitioning to e-payments. By BTCA PMC member Nandini Harihareswara.
Giving Voice to Indonesian Cocoa Farmers on e-Services
A USAID-funded study conducted by Microsave has highlighted the potential demand for electronic payment services among Indonesian cocoa farmers and also offered practical advice from the farmers themselves on how these services might be successfully introduced.
Mobile Money Surveys
Households in Uganda, Tanzania and Pakistan are the subjects of annual surveys conducted by InterMedia and the Gates Foundation. The Financial Inclusion Tracker Surveys track financial and mobile money behavior, and  welfare effects of mobile money use. For databases, country reports, analyses and more, click:
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