Abdullah Sawiz, Project Management Specialist at USAID talks about the introduction of mobile money in Afghanistan and the key reasons due to which it did not uptake initially. Abdullah is working on mobile money as part of a project called “Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan'' funded by USAID. The key focus of the project is on using mobile money to transfer government benefits/ salaries. In addition, he also talks about the challenges that are unique to Afghanistan such as security, cultural restrictions, terrorism, etc. He also talks about the features of M-Paisa, the learning and challenges from its implementation.