Financial Inclusion for Fishing Communities Through Digital Identity – Mobitel Sri Lanka


  • Case study
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 24 July 2020

In conjunction with Mobitel, GSMA’s Mobile for Development Digital Identity Team explain how they’ve worked to achieve financial inclusion for fishing communities in Sri Lanka

Mobitel Sri Lanka’s Mobile Financial Services Manager, Rishani Gunaratne, explains the positive impact this kind of direct intervention can have on the fishermen’s ability to manage money and be considered for financing.

“Here, we’d like to share a mobile digital identity use case, of enabling financial inclusion for informal fishing communities in Sri Lanka, developed in partnership with Mobitel Sri Lanka.”

Through Mobitel’s MCASH Platform, fishermen can access formal financial services like microloans and bank accounts, which GSMA is supporting with data inputs, stakeholder engagement, and demand-side economic research.

The Mobile for Development Digital Identity programme has been supporting digital identity innovations to improve lives across Asia and Africa

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