The Grameen phone ladies (Bangladesh)
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CTA. 2002. The Grameen phone ladies (Bangladesh). ICT Update Issue 8. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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The Grameen phone ladies scheme is a successful example of rural women accessing mobile technology to alleviate poverty.
The Grameen phone ladies scheme is a successful example of rural women accessing mobile technology to alleviate poverty. The Grameen Bank offers women low-cost loans to set up a mobile phone exchange in villages where there are few if any landlines. Grameen offers loans only to women, as they are seen as less of a credit risk than men. The 50,000 phone ladies can earn up to $1000 per year. Read more about http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2254231.stm the phone ladies .
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