14 July 2014

Globe Gives ICT solutions to Mercy Corps Cash Transfer Program

In lieu with extension of Information and Communications Technology support, Globe Telecom provides solution to Mercy Corps, which implements cash transfer and financial literacy program on those households were affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

According to Yoly Crisanto, Senior VP of Globe Corporation Communications, Globe has this vision to include country's entrepreneurial poor to access such services. And working with Mercy Corps will certainly reach common objectives: Provide Financial Help and Reach victims in Yolanda.

“Globe Telecom’s vision is to provide financial inclusion for the country’s entrepreneurial poor by giving them access to financial services. At the same time, we want to reach as many disaster victims as possible. This partnership with Mercy Corps assures us that those two objectives are achieved,”

Globe is giving Mercy Corps with ICT solutions that will monitor its disbursement of funds and will provide financial literacy advisories to individuals through their mobile phones.

With the help of other government agency, Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD) also helped in selecting the families that were invited to take part in the program.

 Erynn Carter, Philippines country director for Mercy Corps said:
“This generous donation from Globe will increase the speed and efficiency with which we can promote economic recovery in areas that were hardest hit by the typhoon. Most importantly it will help us promote the long-term financial resilience of affected families.”
In addition, Globe Telecom’s donated services include Text Connect subscriptions, Tattoo Myfi sticks, tablets, cellular phones, Globe BridgeCom Affinity SIM cards, and mobile postpaid subscriptions.
Moreover, 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.

Way back 1979, Mercy Corps has already helping people in toughest places. Mercy Corps partners with local communities to put bold ideas into action, helping people recover, overcome hardship and build better lives.
PHOTO CAPTION: From L-R:  Globe SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto, Mercy Corps Country Director Erynn Carter, and Ayala Foundation, Inc. Sr. Director for Programs Rowena Lopez
Source: Globe Telecom

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