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Mobile Phone Ownership Provides Women Multiple Economic, Health Benefits

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A phone of her own: How mobile access can change women’s lives
Leora Klapper, a lead economist in the Finance and Private Sector Research Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, discusses the multiple benefits to women who own mobile phones. “Mobile phone ownership gives women the ability to open a mobile phone-based bank account … open a business in a remote village … more easily schedule a clinic appointment or register their children for school … [or] register their child’s birth,” Klapper notes (3/28).