Mexico’s digital money revolution

June 20, 2017
Alanna Mitchell, Canadian Geographic
A beneficiary of Mexico’s Prospera project

CRDI/James Rodriguez

About 5.6 million of women in Mexico live in rural communities where banks, automated tellers and even point-of-sale terminals don’t exist.The Prospera Digital e-banking program aims to put money in the hands of Mexico’s low-income women with just a few taps — and transform their lives in the process.

This article is part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between IDRC and Canadian Geographic.

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