Solimo squats proudly by the sow who had lost almost all of her first litter of piglets, but – with the help of Tabitha, Solimo’s Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) – had a healthy litter of piglets that he was able to sell to support his family. For a limited time, you can double your impact on our CKW initiative and others like it that use the mobile phone in innovative ways to help the poor help themselves.
Double your impact through our matching challenge today!
For rural farmers around the world, access to information can literally be the difference between life and death. For a limited time, you have a unique opportunity to double your impact when you join us in helping individuals like Solimo in Uganda get access to the life-saving information they need.
Last September, Solimo’s pig gave birth to 15 piglets. A few days later, all but two of the piglets died, wiping out what would have been a major part of the family’s income.
Solimo contacted his neighbor Tabitha, who researched the pig’s illness using a special smartphone she received through Grameen Foundation’s Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative. Tabitha and Solimo discovered that his pigs were suffering from anemia – an iron deficiency fatal to piglets, which can be solved by feeding the mother pig iron supplements and dry soil where iron is naturally found.
Earlier this summer, Solimo’s pig gave birth again, this time to 12 healthy piglets. He sold 10 for a healthy profit, while the remaining two piglets have grown and are pregnant themselves! With the information gained from his Community Knowledge Worker, Solimo is assured to have healthy pigs and a growing business for years to come.
Today, I’m inviting you to help us empower individuals like Solimo by donating to our new Technology Innovation Fund. This Fund will help Grameen Foundation fuel programs like our Community Knowledge Worker initiative and fight the problems caused by “information poverty,” where lack of fast, reliable information can threaten a family’s income, health … and even their lives.
And now is the perfect time to donate! Thanks to the generosity of our Board member Susan McCaw and her husband Craig, for a limited time your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000.* This means you can double your impact as we work together to fight poverty.
Please make a gift today to our Technology Innovation Fund and join Grameen Foundation in its battle against poverty around the world.
With warmest thanks for your support,
Director of Marketing & Communications
P.S. In addition to helping farmers like Solimo, our innovative technologies are helping mothers in Ghana get better prenatal care, tracking microsavings initiatives across India, and making it easier for borrowers to repay loans via their mobile phones in Kenya. Our technology is making a difference in the lives of hardworking individuals around the world. Won’t you please join us in this important work?
*In compliance with Better Business Bureau requirements, all funds raised above and beyond the matching gift amount will be applied to the Technology Innovation Fund as designated by the donor.