Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2008
    This description of Brian Richardson's work was prepared when Brian Richardson was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
    Introduction
    Brian Richardson is enabling South Africa’s poorest to become full economic citizens through the use of cell phone banking technology. His innovation empowers those who have been unable to gain access to traditional banking services and provides the disenfranchised a platform for wealth creation.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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