The Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project, funded by USAID and implemented by FHI 360, aims to increase peoples’ knowledge on mobile technology among the poor, civil society, local government institutions and private-sector stakeholders. Through a grant provided by mSTAR, the USAID Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) project is piloting the use of mobile financial services in southwest Bangladesh. The people living in remote areas of Bangladesh, who have no access to traditional banks, are experiencing a new way of receiving money, saving and paying instantly. The project focuses on women farmers to increase their access to agriculture services. Local capacity building, awareness raising, technical assistance and sustainability are key activities in this project.

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