What is most unique about Chipper is that instead of users using credit cards to credit and debit their Chipper wallets, as they do with Venmo, Chipper allows users to connect their Mobile Money accounts, the most common financial tool in sub-Saharan Africa.
Amade Ussene: These keys unlock five things we take for granted
These are the keys to a lock box where 12 members of a savings group in Mozambique are investing their earnings. With the return on their investments, they have been able to make basic improvements to their homes, like a freezer, an oven, a table and chairs, bowls and plates, and a roof that does not leak.
Baisal was always drawn to the arts, but there were few opportunities for him to make a life as an artist in Jalal-Abad, a region dependent on agriculture. Baisal found an alternative when he heard about an artistic apprenticeship programme offered in Jalal-Abad through the USAID-funded Demilgeluu Jashtar (Youth Initiative), managed primarily by the Aga Khan Foundation’s Mountain Societies Development Support Programme.