We give money to both men and women.

Innovations for Poverty Action’s evaluation of our work included an experimental comparison of transfers to men and women and found some modest differences, but that overall both genders used money responsibly. Given this data, we let households decide on a case-by-case basis which adult to enroll. Their decisions are usually driven by convenience – for example, one parent may already have the official IDs needed to open a mobile money account.

Slightly more than half of our recipients to date are women.

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