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Women Have Incredible Power To Affect Change -– Whether We Know It Or Not

Camilla Nestor | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Camilla Nestor

As trusted members of their communities, women play a crucial role in transforming whole neighborhoods and villages, and their influence is spreading even further thanks to mobile phones.

Improving Maternal Health Care, One Text At A Time

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

During her pregnancy, every expectant mother has bright hopes for the new life she carries. She may have concerns about her ability to care for a newborn. But depending on where she in the world she lives, her fear may be much deeper and more fundamental: "Will my baby survive childbirth?" Or, "Will I?"

Four Innovative Ways Mobile Phones Are Saving the Lives of the Urban Poor: Examples from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the developing world, mobile phones are both ubiquitous and relatively affordable. They're also being put to work in more innovative ways that magnify their impact on the lives of the urban poor.

Mobile Phones Used Across Rural Africa For New Ventures

nytimes.com | SARAH ARNQUIST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUSHENYI, Uganda Laban Rutagumirwa charges his mobile phone with a car battery because his dirt-floor home deep in the remote, banana-covered hills of...

Hello, Mr. Obasanje? The Doctor Will Text You Now

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shari Cohen

People in Asia and Africa are leading the way in how they access and use their cell phones. It's amazing to see someone living in a mud hut, with oil lamps for lighting, and there's a cell phone on the table.