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IT'S AFRICA'S TIME travels to Gakindu in rural Kenya to share the story of how branchless banking and the creation of robust, simple banking handsets and bespoke technology provided by Ingenico Group is empowering the rural poor, giving people security, financial confidence, leverage to save and a powerful mechanism to transform their lives.
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Mrs Irungu, Francis's mom, at her homestead in Gakindu, Nyeri Region, Kenya

Mrs Irungu, Francis's mom, at her homestead in Gakindu, Nyeri Region, Kenya

Local farmer, Gakindu, Nyeri region, Kenya

Local farmer, Gakindu, Nyeri region, Kenya

Full Story - For the past few years branchless banking has been changing the status quo and empowering the rural poor. Equity asked INGENICO, a global leader in seamless payments, to created robust, simple banking handsets and bespoke technology to make these life changing services available. The results have been extraordinary with growing numbers of people now banked and enjoying the dignity and benefits of being part of the formal financial system in an easy to use high tech way.

Branchless Banking - Transforming Financial Inclusion In Rural Kenya. Imagine being excluded from formal banking…

Vignette - Ingenico has created robust, simple banking handsets and bespoke technology to make life changing branchless banking services available to the rural poor. The results have been extraordinary with growing numbers of people now banked and enjoying the dignity and benefits of being part of the formal financial system in an easy to use high tech way.  We travelled to Gakindu in rural Kenya to share the story through the experiences of Francis, an Equity Bank Agent and two of his…

Ingenico, a global leader in seamless payments, has created robust, simple banking handsets and bespoke technology to make life changing branchless banking services…

Views over fields in Nyeri Region, Central Kenya

Views over fields in Nyeri Region, Central Kenya

Signs at Francis Irungu's rural banking agency

Signs at Francis Irungu's rural banking agency

Rural Kenya, a Gakindu homestead in the Nyeri region

Rural Kenya, a Gakindu homestead in the Nyeri region

Patrick Wachira, one of Francis's agency clients with his family in Gakindu, Kenya

Patrick Wachira, one of Francis's agency clients with his family in Gakindu, Kenya

Muddy shoes goes with the territory when filming in rural Gakindu

Muddy shoes goes with the territory when filming in rural Gakindu

Local store merchandise, Gakindu

Local store merchandise, Gakindu

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