Bicycle Ambulances For Rural Areas Without Ambulances

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Bicycle Ambulances For Rural Areas Without Ambulances

CA Bikes was created to provide mobility products and service to the chronic poor in Uganda with a long term goal of expanding all over Africa. CA Bikes focuses on manufacturing, assembling and distributing high quality bicycles, custom wheelchairs, and bicycle ambulances designed locally, by the locals– with local conditions and resources availability in mind.

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Biosense co-founder says the internet and mobile phones could help the poorest people find solutions for their own problems

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Biosense co-founder says the internet and mobile phones could help the poorest people find solutions for their own problems

Today we have an amazing tool for people to collaborate: the mobile web. Half the world can access almost all the information ever made available in the palm of their hand. More importantly, they can access each other.

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mobile money and electronic transfers could bring financial services to 2.5 billion marginalised people

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mobile money and electronic transfers could bring financial services to 2.5 billion marginalised people

Digital payment services such as Kenya’s M-Pesa mobile money, prepaid debit cards for Syrian refugees in Turkey, and electronic bank transfers are helping people save money securely in formal banks, said Ruth Goodwin-Groen, managing director of the Better Than Cash Alliance.

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Y Combinator Nonprofit Zidisha Changes Microfinance Equation

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Y Combinator Nonprofit Zidisha Changes Microfinance Equation

Banks in the U.S. are still leery of issuing loans to local small businesses, but one nonprofit says it has figured out a way of getting a 90% repayment rate on business loans to the types of people no financial institution would trust–young people in poor African countries without as much as a permanent address.

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