Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
DAVID, a Masai herdsman from Kisumu in Kenya, answers a call on his cellphone. After listening to the message, he repeats a short phrase in his Masai dialect. He then listens to another short message, and repeats the new phrase. After 30 minutes, he ends the call, having earned enough for a week's worth of personal cellphone airtime.
David is working for txteagle, a service that allows rural Kenyans to earn airtime and money by performing small tasks such as translation and transcription using their cellphones.
More details, visit: http://psdblog.worldbank.org/psdblog/2009/02/from-mobile-banking-to-mobile-money-making.html?cid=150273231#comments