$2 a day living

Daryl Collins presentation at Poptech 2010

Project Period

October 21, 2010

“When you think about the poor, you need to understand how they’re managing money firsthand,” especially since 40% of the world’s population live on $2 per day.

Daryl Collins asked families in developing countries who live on $2 a day to track their income and expenses in a financial diary. She learned that these families have rich financial lives but are confronted with sporadic cash flow and lack of appropriate financial tools. As a result, this inhibits their ability to manage money and plan for future generations.

Watch the video to understand how the poor manage their money.

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