UN eyes mobile money for its aid program

Published on 21 January 2011

The United Nations (UN) is looking at using mobile money for rebuilding communities and giving cash assistance for humanitarian means. Recently, UN World Food Programme (WFP) officials visited Manila to document the use of Globe GCASH mobile phone based-money transfers for cash assistance to Ondoy-affected communities now rebuilding their lives and livelihood, in Binangonan, Rizal. They want to see if mobile money can be used in countries implementing the WFP Cash-For-Work (CFW) program Natalie Vaupel, according to WFP Senior Partnership Manager.

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