An estimated 1 billion people in the world don’t have an official proof of their identity, which greatly limits their ability to access health, education, and financial services. The World Bank’s Identification for Development Initiative #ID4D is sharing the #EveryID has a Story series that captures the stories of how IDs empowers people and can bring transformational potential to countries. This video How Digital IDs Help Farmers and Agriculture to Thrive begins in Lake Kivu in Rwanda features the story of Modeste, a president of a cooperative and a farmer. He grows potatoes, legumes, and cabbages. For many years, it was challenging for him to get the right fertilizers in the right amount for his crops but now he uses his phone and digital ID to access the distribution center for subsidized seeds. His ID helps to authenticate him as a beneficiaries of the system. The system has no paper, less fraud and less errors. Modeste is happy to be part of the #digitaleconomy and that his profits have increased significantly over the last 3 years.
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