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Stonehill College

Publication Date

Spring 2012

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Kenya: Health and Community Development


This study will examine the social and economic impact of the mobile banking system, MPESA, in the lives of women in the fishing industry on Lake Victoria in Kenya. The study aims to discover what MPESA is being used for and how its use is affecting the lives of its female users. It will not only study the immediate impact on women, but also the impact on the interactions with their families and communities, as well as the fishing industry. The study aims to determine whether or not MPESA is beneficial to these women and if it is, how the women are benefiting.


African Studies | Community-Based Research | Family, Life Course, and Society | Finance and Financial Management | Gender and Sexuality | Growth and Development | Women's Studies


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