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CRS World Report: Using Cell Phones to Build Resilience to Poverty

August 21, 2014 by

A participant in a CRS agriculture program pauses to use her mobile phone. Photo by Karen kasmauski for CRS

A participant in a CRS agriculture program pauses to use her cell phone. Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS

There’s a buzz word used in the fight against poverty:  resilience.  Some people are born with the gift to be adaptable, others are driven and resourceful. But for people who have these gifts and live in poverty, their chance for a better life is severely compromised…until today, when cell phones are becoming household items even in remote African villages. The cell phone is weaving a fabric of connections between individuals and lifesaving support services.

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