eBay, Grameen Foundation to Launch Mobile Marketplace in Rural Indonesia

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Want to expand your micro-business in Indonesia? There may soon be an app for that.

Last week eBay announced its collaboration with the Grameen Foundation, a global non-profit group, to design and launch two mobile technology solutions in the Indonesian province of West Java.

The 18-month-long project, which officially started last month, is a branch off of the Mobile Microfranchising Initiative — an existing Grameen effort that provides mobile phones to micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries.

This new initiative, said eBay Head of Global Social Innovation Lauren Moore, will aim to produce both a mobile transaction system and mobile marketplace for the existing entreprene…
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