Posted on Sustainable Brands by Sheila Shayon, this is a great example of leapfrog innovation; how technology can cross boundaries, countries and currencies, challenging traditional models and institutions, to empower women.
“Digital currency, aka cryptocurrency, is shaking up the financial industry’s entrenched institutions, and now its potential for doing good is dawning — as it enables accountability and financial sovereignty one mobile click at a time.
Stellar, a nonprofit building a global digital platform for money transfer, is partnering with open-source text messaging network, Vumi, to empower young women in South Africa in an aptly titled program, Give a Girl a Savings Account.”
To read the full article click: How Cryptocurrency Is Lifting Hope for South Africa’s Women | Sustainable Brands.
(Image credit: Vumi)