bKash Signs Agreement with HelpAge International

October 04, 2012 Dhaka

bKash Limited and HelpAge International Bangladesh recently signed an agreement to facilitate cash transfer to HelpAge beneficiaries through bKash.

HelpAge helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. In the past year, 750,000 older people and their families accessed HelpAge’s health, emergency and finance related services on 1.4 million occasions. HelpAge helped two million older people claim their first pension payment - or receive an increased sum, and supported 50,000 older people to fight abuse and discrimination cases. bKash ’s unique method of transferring money and disbursing allowances using mobile phones will go a long way in solving the problems of HelpAge International, Bangladesh.

Mr. Emon Kalyan Dutta (Head of Direct Sales) and Mr. Razib Siddiquie (Manager, Corporate Solutions) from bKash Limited and Ms. Nirjharinee Hasan (Country Director), Mr. Parvez Riaz of HelpAge International, Bangladesh and other high officials were also present from both the organizations on the occasion.