Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fighting Poverty with Mobile Phones

This is really cool - the affects of mobile communications on the abilities of societies living in poverty is astounding.

Mobile Phone: Weapon Against Poverty

"The advent of the mobile society may have brought convenience and a cultural sea change to the U.S. and Europe, but in the poorest regions of the world, affordable mobile phone access has caused a quantum leap in services — like calling for medical help, sending a quick letter to loved ones or starting a savings account — that Americans and Europeans have taken for granted for generations, analysts say."


Vani said...

A phenomenon clearly discernible here in India, where the mobile phone is so much more than just a way to stay in touch...technology transforming lives that NEED transforming! The way in which these transformations are taking place in Africa were intersting to read, although i'd like to know more about the affects in india too, as we see everyday a nation of 1.21 billion, and almost everyone u see is on a phone. Has anyone come across any info on how technology, mobile phones in particular, are aiding India's poor- youth and children in need, street childrena nd slum communnities?

Joseph Robertson said...

Good question. After reading that particular article, I started to wonder the details and how some sort of program could be made around it. I'll see if I can find that sort of information.

samsung said...

Nice article...good going update some more information on this topic.