Time Poverty: Women and Girls Work Too Hard to Generate Income

By |September 24th, 2015|cellphones, efficient cooking, female farmers, income generation, solar powered appliances, The Gambia, Water|

This blogpost was written for a favorite blog of mine, Dr. Linda Scott’s DoubleXEconomy. Technology has the power to help impoverished women in low-resource areas radically increase their productivity and escape poverty. This is precisely what happened over the last century in the developed world: the innovations of household electricity and running water unleashed a parade of labor-saving devices. […]


By |September 8th, 2015|Atlantic Things That Work Series, cellphones, female farmers, Girl Effect, goats, guatemala, inequality of opportunity, Kibera, legal status, low tech/high impact, microloans, solar, solar lights, solar powered appliances, sustainable agriculture, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

A woman-to-woman microinsurance transaction.Credit: John Owens 9/8/2015 – W4 had the pleasure of interviewing Betsy Teutsch, author of 100 Under $100, which makes vividly clear some of the challenges faced by the billion-plus most impoverished women in the world. These women suffer a dearth of resources, education and access to health care, and have to deal with discriminatory legal and financial services. […]

Microinsurance: Weathering Life’s Storms

By |February 25th, 2015|cellphones, Ghana, ICT|

Tigo Mobile offers microinsurance as a loyalty perk to keep customers coming back for more minutes. Microinsurance helps [...]

Mobile Money: Leapfrogging Women into Financial Inclusion

By |February 24th, 2015|cellphones|

Give Directly sends money to recipients, no strings attached, via M-Pesa's mobile money system, Kenya. Photo: Give Directly [...]

Digital Platforms: Megaphones for Women’s Voices

By |February 20th, 2015|cellphones, ICT|

Training Insight Share researchers in Tanzania              Photo: InsightShare Digital communication is a [...]

Literacy: The Mightiest Tool of All

By |February 15th, 2015|cellphones, Girl Effect, ICT|

Learning to read in Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Pilar Portela/ Wikipedia Commons Literacy is the mightiest poverty alleviation tool [...]

Cell Phone MInutes that Come WIth Insurance – The Atlantic #8

By |June 4th, 2014|Atlantic Things That Work Series, cellphones, ICT|

BimaMobile.comFor extremely low-income families, insurance payouts for a health crisis can make the difference between temporary destabilization and a downward [...]

100 Under $100 Photo of the Week: Multitasking in Ghana, Cellphone and Soup

By |January 9th, 2014|cell-phone charging, cellphones, Ghana, picture of the week|

Eva Nartey in her village Bomase,  located in the Eastern Region of Ghana.This woman in Ghana is speaking on a celkphone [...]

Photo of the Week: ICT is 2-Way: Giving Global Women a Voice!

By |May 31st, 2013|cellphones, ICT, picture of the week, worldpulse|

A woman from Dhanusha District, south Nepal, part of a group trained in PV, participatory videography, to document climate change in theirregion. photo by permission Pawan [...]