Mobile Banking Gives a Big Boost To Kenya’s Poor
Super cool article about unintended, positive consequences. This would make a great AOW!
Globalization and unrestrained technological change have plenty of critics, as the election in November amply showed. Many of my fellow anthropologists say that the positive effects of these twin trends have greatly benefited China but have left behind most of the global poor. A study conducted in Kenya and published in the journal Science in December tells a different story.
When I first visited Kenya during my travels in Africa in 1969, extreme poverty was common. The population has quadrupled, and the contrasts…