Dual purpose cell phone

Summary

In this solution, compensation is delivered to needy beneficiaries by means of a cellular phone. Past just this financial aid, the phone's revealed an unexpected benefit for the refugees they administered to. Many of these refugees had no other way to communicate with family (especially if they had been split up) and could use the phones to achieve this. Such an unintended consequence had a significant effect on the desirability of the phones and thus made a beneficiary more likely to try and overcome personal aversions to technology.

Part of Solution

  • NetHope: Mobile Cash Transfers

  • Photos

    • Man speaking on mobile phone