After many months of work, we have finally secured an ATM for our workers at Chota Tingrai Tea Estate. This ATM will allow digital salary payments for workers and 24/7 access to cash for the community.
We hope that this increased access to their accounts will help our workers grow their savings accounts, and save them long, and currently thanks to COVID-19, hazardous trips to town for banking.
However, we must provide a lot of education to our workers in order to ensure that inclusion in the formal financial sector benefits them. For example, many of our workers do not know how to use an ATM. To that end, our youth volunteers have put together a short educational video on the ATM. To our knowledge, it is the first financial literacy material provided in the Tea Tribe language. Please enjoy!