Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mercy Corps Cash Transfer Program Gets ICT solutions from Globe

Globe SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto, Mercy Corps Country Director Erynn Carter, and Ayala Foundation, Inc. Sr. Director for Programs Rowena Lopez

Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization recently gets information and communications technology (ICT) support from Globe Telecom in implementing a cash transfer and financial literacy program. This will be for the benefit of the 25,500 households in the Philippines that were stricken by Typhoon Yolanda, particularly inLeyte, Cebu, and Panay. 

Globe is providing Mercy Corps with ICT solutions that will aid in monitoring the disbursement of funds as well as providing financial literacy advisories to individuals through their mobile phones. The Department of Social Welfare and Development helped select the families that were invited to take part in the program.

Globe Telecom’s donated services include Text Connect subscriptions, Tattoo Myfi sticks, tablets, cellular phones, Globe BridgeCom Affinity SIM cards, and mobile postpaid subscriptions. In addition, Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) is handling the disbursement of funds raised by the Globe-initiated “Bangon Pinoy” program, which serves communities devastated by calamities. AFI envisions communities where people are productive, creative, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipinos.

Since 1979, Mercy Corps has been helping people in the world’s toughest places. With a network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries, Mercy Corps partners with local communities to put bold ideas into action, helping people recover, overcome hardship and build better lives.  

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