Over a three week-long period in July 2010, Crown Agents paid per diem and fuel costs to more than 100 Ministry of Education internal auditors working on the project across eight selected provinces in Kenya.
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With a transfer notification being sent directly to the phone, the system is proving to be a convenient method of transfer. No hard currency is carried around and cash reaches the intended recipients without getting lost in transit.
The success of the M-PESA system was illustrated by the fact that more than Kshs. 6 million was transferred within the three week period and local hotels were willing to receive lodging payments using the system during the project.