How digital services are aiding rural poverty war

Digital technologies that enable access of vital utilities such as water and electricity are gradually transforming lives of rural dwellers, with a new report saying such services have the potential to reduce poverty.

The study by MasterCard states that Pay on Demand is proving to be an ideal resource in reaching out to underserved population and helping them embark on a path towards financial inclusion, while gaining access to products that improve livelihoods and create income-generating opportunities.

MasterCard’s report is based on research from in-depth face-to-face interviews cross Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria.

Download the full report “Pay on Demand: The digital path to financial inclusion in Africa” (Mastercard, 2020)

 


 

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