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01 Jun 2012 description

The award, shared by Voila’s T-Cash and Digicel’s TchoTcho Mobile, recognizes dramatic progress made through mobile money by giving more Haitians access to financial services

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that two of Haiti’s mobile network operators—Digicel and Voila—will share a $1.8 million award from the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative (HMMI) for reaching the one million transaction milestone while meeting the award program’s stringent requirements.

10 Jan 2011 description

Mobile operator Digicel becomes first recipient of mobile money fund in Haiti

Seattle/Port-au-Prince, Haiti - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced today that Haitian mobile operator Digicel won a $2.5 million award from the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative (HMMI). Digicel was recognized for being the first to launch a mobile money service in Haiti, Tcho Tcho Mobile, that meets the competition's stringent criteria. This award, presented to Digicel and its partner Scotia Bank at a U.S.

08 Jun 2010 description

Access to financial services by mobile phone can dramatically improve the lives of Haitians as country rebuilds from devastating earthquake

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June 8, 2010

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Seattle/Washington, D.C. - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S.

14 Jan 2010 description

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's thoughts are with the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010. In response, we are providing a $1 million grant to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), which has experienced personnel and a stock of emergency supplies in Haiti. This grant will help cover CRS's initial relief efforts, which include addressing the immediate shelter, food, water, sanitation, health and other needs of those affected by the quake.