Empowering Women Through Mobile: Nache’s Story

Sunday 22 Mar 2020 | Connected Women | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Life stories | Mobile internet for women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video |

Nache is from a rural village in Uganda and, while growing up, faced considerable challenges in accessing the resources she needed for an education. Find out how she uses mobile, and in particular mobile money, to empower herself and access life changing opportunities, enabling her to start her own business. Nache is one of many stories of women in low- and middle-income countries who have been empowered by mobile and have used it to improve their lives.

Across low- and middle-income countries, women are less likely than men to own a mobile phone. Even when women own mobile phones, there is a significant gender gap in usage, especially for more transformational services such as mobile internet and mobile money. Mobile phones are valued by women as tools that enhance their lives, making them feel safer, more autonomous and connected. Closing the gender gap in mobile ownership and usage will have wider benefits for society and the economy.

When women thrive, societies, businesses and economies thrive.