"Doug I totally agree with you, we work in areas were a bank is none existant but some of the transactions go up to 1,000 - 2,000 US dollars, mobile banking is a helpful way out for these small scale farmers."
"To me the informal economy is weighed down by the high costs of the formal economy, looking at mobile money for example people at the BoP have potentially cheaper services to participate in the formal economy"
"Good point how do you structure a tariff? A questions we will definitely be facing soon as well. I am sure some of our more experienced colleges here my have answered these questions for their sectors at one point in time."
"Hie Courtney, for discussion's sake I would say first donors need to be of similar mind and pool information resources together say when project proposals are written. However this does not happen I feel the is a donor one donor for them self…"
"Basically we are designing a package where the system is housed and hosted by an extension service provider to make it commercial, farmers can pay a subscription to access critical data thru bulk messaging. Most of the revenue we think will come…"