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Can mobile technology drive financial inclusion in rural Mozambique?

By Anabela Mabota, FSDMoç Knowledge, Monitoring and Learning (KM&L) Manager While mobile phones are used by millions of people in Mozambique, the development of digital financial services to improve access to finance in rural areas is still very topical. A recent workshop organised by FSDMoç and CGAP to disseminate the findings of a survey on the financial needs of rural populations in Mozambique,Tanzania and Pakistan highlighted that rural households are using a variety of financial services from which digital payments platforms could be built on. But key elements of the digital ecosystem need to
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Can we digitize in-kind consumption in rural Mozambique? It’s not easy!!!

By Benedito Murambire Jr, FSDMoç Investiment Manager Understanding agricultural income poses a challenge for policymakers and financial service providers, but new data can help overcome this challenge. Going digital, we are told, is the solution to everything these days. Mobile money is already transforming the lives of people living in Mozambique’s cities and suburbs. But is managing money only a challenge for families living in urban areas? No. Managing money is still one of the biggest challenges for smallholder farmers in Mozambique. For a long time, key financial service providers have misunderstood how