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Senegal: Cash Through Phone Scheme Offers Hungry More Choice

Using phones to purchase food
Oil, rice and soap
Partnerships
More choice, more dignity
Good for business
Community performs a skit
Thanking WFP
Expanding cash and voucher assistance

In September, WFP launched a pilot mobile cash transfer programme in Senegal in partnership with Orange Mobile. Each month, nearly 60,000 food-insecure people receive cash via their mobile phones or specialized credit cards in nine regions of Senegal. The people of Ouarkhokh, a village in the northwestern Louga region, have already benefited from this new form of assistance.