Mobile money in Haiti

In January 2010, a devastating earthquake hit the Caribbean Island of Haiti. Almost one third of the island’s banks were destroyed, severely reducing services to the 10% of people with bank accounts. However, as most people had mobile phones a new system was launched so that people could send and receive money using their mobiles. This sequence illustrates how the system works.

Photographs © Erin B. Taylor

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