Empowering women by providing access to finance through mobile phones

OKOCHA NKEM
Posted January 3, 2015 from Nigeria

We have been empowering women with Free vocational/livelihood skills, digital literacy, book keeping skills, but finally we have started helping poor women to overcome their phobia for Technology by registering, teaching and providing access to finance through their mobile phones.

The women are so happy, they can now access finance for business using their mobile phones and can also conduct other financial transactions like payment of bills, transfer to banks, recharge card top-up etc.

We have given them a skill to help generate income to feed and educate their children, we made the banked (Financial Inclusion) and provided access to finance.

In my previous journals I said women need to be economically empowered to enable them go online.

To support us like our page on facebook

www.facebook.com/mamamoni.org

Follow us on twitter

www.twitter.com/mobilewomenbiz

And visit our websitewww.mamamoni.org

I want to say a big THANK YOU to all my sisters on World Pulse for always encouraging me, by liking our page and commenting on our works , especially Mrs Oluwatosin, Hannah West, Louise,Kim etc.

Lastly I say "No woman chose to be poor, but we can choose to help poor women by investing in them"

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Minami
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 28, 2015

I was impressed with your posted. As I mentioned, I want to help poor women too. I found one thing I didn't understand what is thier phobia. I guess it is using technology.

Thanks,

Minami

OKOCHA NKEM
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 22, 2015

Thanks Minami for wanting to help poor women, you can help poor women by supporting organizations working to do this.

Rural and poor women are now embracing technology through their mobile phones.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 25, 2015
Feb 25, 2015

Your message here is so well said, your work inspirational.  You have given us a strong reminder of how important it is to get technology to women, and what a difference it makes, economically. Your final words, "No woman chose to be poor, but we can choose to help poor women by investing in them" are words I will never forget. And what a beautiful photo of you strong sisters!

Tam

OKOCHA NKEM
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 22, 2015

Thanks Minami for wanting to help poor women, you can help poor women by supporting organizations working to do this.

Rural and poor women are now embracing technology through their mobile phones.

OKOCHA NKEM
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 22, 2015

Thanks Tam, helping poor women is a choice we all have make to help eradicate poverty.