Historically, women in Afghanistan have had limited access to financial products and services, but the expansion of mobile money services across the country is changing that. How does mobile money work? Individuals register their phone numbers with mobile money agents and activate an account, which allows them to quickly send and receive money on their phones. To withdraw or send cash, users visit an authorized agent who either converts money from the account to cash or deposits the cash into the specified user’s account.
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