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Mobile Phones + Savings: A Powerful Pair

When I visited Kenya last December I had a chance to observe M-PESA, which is a mobile money service that is being used by more than 13 million people for storing and transferring money.

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Banking on Savings for the Poor

Chances are, you own one of the most powerful solutions to global poverty. I bet you have it with you as you read this. It may be on your desk, or in your pocket or purse. No, it’s not your wallet.

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