An M-Pesa stall in Nairobi, Kenya.
We spoke to poor M-Pesa customers in Kenya who said it had changed their lives.
It’s time to acknowledge the varied forms of co-operativism, mutual aid, self-help groups and ROSCAs that are important to the vitality of civic life.
Thousands of racialized women around the world run mutual aid co-ops to help each other and develop their communities.
A woman counts money outside a U.S. remittance collection agency in San Isidro, El Salvador.
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Remittances to countries like Mexico, Pakistan and Vietnam are keeping pace with 2019’s record levels or in some cases rising, despite spring forecasts of a 20% decline.
Millions of people around the world rely on money transfer operators to send funds to their families.
Next week, Australian bank Westpac will become the last of the big four banks to stop serving money transfer operators, amid concerns about breaching laws on money laundering and terrorist financing. There…