Increased Income Earning Opportunities: Bala’s Story

  • Date Posted: December 13, 2016
  • Authors: Kazi Amit Imran
  • Organizations: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

Kuber Chandra Bala is a fish farmer who had previously participated in trainings offered by USAID's Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) project. In 2014, AIN began paying training incentives to farmers like Bala via mobile money. Bala soon started using his MFS account to make purchases and top up his mobile airtime, saving him time and money. With the time saved, he was able to engage in other income-earning opportunities.

This is the tenth in a series created by mSTAR/Bangladesh to show the tangible benefits of digital financial services on people's lives.