American philanthropist Melinda French Gates visited a village in Delhi during her visit to India and interacted with the residents amid her busy schedule..
French Gates was in the national capital’s Garhi village on Wednesday, where he interacted with customers of India Post Payments Bank and its elderly women pensioners.
She also used digital payment app Paytm to make purchases at Kirana or local stores. In a video shared on social media by the Gates Foundation India, the billionaire is seen holding a plastic bottle of mineral water in one hand. On the other hand, he grabbed a phone and scanned the QR code of Paytm placed in front of the shop.
Earlier this week, German Foreign Minister Annalena Bierbock also used Paytm to make payments at Delhi’s Chandni Chowk market, where she went shopping during her official visit to India.
Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma had said that this was India’s experience of “world-class digital payments infrastructure”.
The Gates Foundation has been working in the areas of health and women empowerment in India for many years.