“Ti Manman Cheri” Experiments with Mobile Government-to-Person (G2P) Payments in Haiti

The “Ti Manman Cheri” (TMC) initiative highlights the complexities of linking mobile money with social cash transfers in a context that is insecure, and has underdeveloped infrastructure.

TMC provides lessons for others looking to implement mobile money G2P programs. TMC overcame obstacles – such as mobile and agent network inadequacies, shifting government priorities and a lack of a central identification system – to pay 23,000 of its 75,000 recipients via mobile money accounts after only one year. This is one in a series of case studies that was made possible by a grant from the Government of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) in support of the work of the Better Than Cash Alliance.