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Haiti: Mobile banking customer in Saint-Marc, Haiti
One of the storeowners in Saint-Marc, Haiti, supported by Mercy Corps' Mobile Money program.
Haiti: Mobile wallets help Haitians rebuild
Families needed food. Small vendors and local economies needed cash. And it turns out the solution to this Catch-22 was right in the hands — or the pockets — of most Haitians.
Indonesia, West Bank and Gaza: VIDEO: Let youth lead the way
This week marks the start of the Global Citizen Corps (GCC) International Youth Gathering in Doha (July 23-28), where they'll discuss five key issues that are central to the GCC curriculum: environment and climate change, education, food
Haiti: Demonstrating how mobile money is helping Haiti
Congress learned something new about the power of cell phones last week – and not what you might think. Mercy Corps hosted an event on Capitol Hill to share with legislators how mobile technology can be a force for positive social change.
Haiti: Market fairs acting as mobile money boot camp in Haiti
On May 13, the Haiti Economic Recovery Team arrived on site in Saint-Marc’s 5eme section to witness our first market fair.
Haiti: From walkie-talkies to mobile banking
Morse Alexis welcomes customers into his small shop with a warm smile and asks how he can help. He discusses prices and availability of his products, which vary from rice and beans to sodas to vegetables. Morse is married, 46 years old, with one son and another child on the way.
Nepal: Bamboo and bio-engineering interventions for mitigation of riverbank erosion
Floods are a major hazard in Nepal contributing to endemic poverty, an occurrence that is likely to increase and magnify due to climate change.
Iraq: "Disability does not stand between a man and his aspirations"
"Disability does not stand as obstacle between a man and his aspirations. The real disability is the disability of will and determination," 21-year-old Hassan told me.
Indonesia: A bright idea for Indonesia's tsunami survivors
Last night we spent the night at KM 37 in order to check on the families using the solar lights that we have distributed.
Philippines: Forging ahead on the digital frontier
In late February I attended the Mobile World Congress, the mobile telecommunication industry’s annual conference — a mass of more than 60,000 people from all over the world, descending upon one small corner of Barcelona to talk all things mobile.