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A man learns mobile financing at a cellphone store in Haiti. (Undated photo/Gates Foundation)

Tech Thursday is an occasional series that looks at how Haitians are faring in tech, a sector that offers more money, caché and potential to drive change to a new generation of Haitians and Haitian-Americans. This is the third installment.

NEW YORK  — For each of the last three years on record, the Haitian diaspora has sent more than $3 billion to family and friends, spurred by economic stagnation and political instability in Haiti. And, experts say, remittances companies are looking to cash in on these money transfers.

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.