Sunday, September 30, 2012

BIG’s Blog: Technology Isn't Just About Fundraising, Its About Ending Poverty Too

All our lives we've seen from afar the ravages of poverty afflict millions of people, most from sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. Several of our client organizations work in those areas.

But there are glimmers of hope being brought about by new technology. Hugh Evens and Simon Moss, who write for the Huffington Post, an online newspaper, wrote an article that gives you a glimpse of new innovative uses of technology that are tackling problems that keep people who live on $1.50 a day in poverty.

So, here is the irony. As you’ll read in the below article, those living in poverty in some of the poorest areas of our world are eagerly adopting technologies made available through the Internet as quickly as they can to pull themselves out of their current states. Yet, First World fundraisers, many of whom are raising donations for just these populations are slow to give up their 20 and 30 year old pre-Internet technologies that are starting to fail.

Does anyone else see irony in that?


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