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August 2009 Blog Posts (3)


African economy is gearing up to reach the economic growth in all fronts and has shown lot of promise with the opening of new sectors for better opportunities in terms of Employment generation and market stabilisation both in domestic and international level. Opening of each state to the technological growth as seen in the west has become a need of the hour as growth could be catapult for the desired results to catch up with rest of the world.

Africa’s focus on Technology as a part… Continue

Added by VENKATARAMAN MACHIRAJU on August 6, 2009 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

The 'Phone as Cow' Model

Photo By: Ken Banks,

Mobile phones are quickly becoming the hottest topic in development. Everyday, waves of new innovations are rolled out to connect 'bottom of the pyramid' (BOP) entrepreneurs to markets and information. But many advocates and implementers seem to neglect a fundamental question: What good are mobile innovations if BOP entrepreneurs can't afford… Continue

Added by Benjamin Lyon on August 4, 2009 at 4:22am — 2 Comments

Increasing Revenue & Impact Through Technology

Aaron Ewedafe wakes up every morning at least one hour before the sun rises. Donning his satchel full of client records and repayment schedules, he hails the nearest okada driver and races into the surrounding countryside to begin a long day of loan group meetings. The trip from headquarters in Oshogbo to the village of Ojudo and back can take all day. Aaron rarely makes it home before nightfall. Altogether, Aaron spends 112 hours and 5,000 naira a week to manage 350 microloan recipients. His… Continue

Added by Benjamin Lyon on August 3, 2009 at 11:13pm — No Comments

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