Tag: mobile

The following post was kindly provided by our grantee, myAgro, and features some stories from farmers they are supporting in Mali and Senegal. To read more about this grant, please visit our recent blog post announcing the award.

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As I write this post, I’m sat about a kilometre away from the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British Parliament. I can think of few institutions more in thrall to tradition and old ways of doing things than the British Parliament. Indeed, parliaments worldwide seem to revel in rituals and traditions expressed through […]

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Money burns a hole in my pocket… but then again I will store matches and notes in the same place. As anyone who’s ever saved up for anything can tell you, discipline is key. It takes a conscious effort to put aside money each month rather than go out and spend it there and then. And […]

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Back in November, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Magilatech, a Tanzanian start-up pioneering an innovative approach to parliamentary information. The idea is a voice service that citizens can call through any mobile phone to listen live to parliamentary debates. Citizens will also be able to voice their own opinions on the matters under […]

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Bluetooth technology has been around for a while now – so it’s hardly cutting edge any longer. But for Media Matters for Women, it has offered an easy, offline way of reaching remote communities with health information on Ebola where other technologies would surely have failed. A few months ago, we announced that we would […]

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You live in a remote village that is three hours’ drive from the nearest health centre. Your family can’t afford a mobile phone and the only person with a phone in the village is away visiting relatives. You notice that one of your children is developing breathing difficulties and has a fever. There are no […]

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Often when reporting back on projects we’ve funded, we summarise a nicely edited report from our grantee. The reports are useful and provide us with a wealth of information on what works or doesn’t. But sometimes that means we don’t get to hear from the people on the ground – the farmers, patients or health […]

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Indigo is delighted to announce a grant of £6,500 to Hope for Rural Women Uganda. Over the coming months, HORUWO will be implementing an mhealth project aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality and increasing antenatal and postnatal care. Mobiles will be used to equip women with knowledge and information on pregnancy, birth and care […]

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The problem of hard-to-reach communities is one that most development organisations must contend with at one time or another. The nature of their work means that sex workers are one such category of people who may be overlooked or intentionally missed by many organisations. Lady Mermaid’s Bureau in Uganda, however, exists to address the issues […]

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One of our more recent grantees, Amandla.mobi, has been pretty busy over the summer, adapting its approach to problems and responding to the needs and wants of the community. While they had initially hoped to mobilise large numbers of young people to campaign for better public services for young people through the creation of Youth […]

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