28 Sep '16, 5pm

100 Zimbabwean Women Farmers Will Learn Power of Bitcoin

Zimbabwean women farmers will be given Bitcoins which they can redeem for goods at selected suppliers. Put together by BitMari , the first black owned Bitcoin startup, this first ever Bitcoin accelerator programme for women farmers in Africa is aimed at making the farmers successful and to return the initial investment at the end of the second harvest. It will also teach them on the usefulness and power of Bitcoin, and train the female farmers to be able to make Bitcoin transfers. According to BitMari’s CEO, Sinclair Skinner, it is important to make women understand how to transfer Bitcoin because: “None of the current methods of financial transactions that many of the unbanked farmers use have the power of Bitcoin.” On what motivated BitMari to decide to devote its time and resources to the initiative , Skinner noted via email: “We have signed our first bank client and th...

Full article: https://cointelegraph.com/news/100-zimbabwean-women-farme...

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