Monday, December 29, 2008

IoE links

Institute of Education connections.

Article in IoE Life magazine about International Development unit, Summer 2008.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

How to build a local phone network

Article about Dabba, which uses re-programmed wifi hubs, cheap wifi handsets, and pay-as-you-go cards.

Vodafone launches UK-Kenya money transfer service

Vodafone Group Plc, the world's largest mobile phone group by revenue, launched a mobile money transfer pilot scheme between Britain and Kenya, aiming to increase its role in the growing industry and potentially boost customer loyalty.


Whole Foods helps fund microfinancing in Kenya

Under the partnership with international nonprofit Unitus, the foundation will lend financial support to Jamii Bora Trust, a microfinance institution in Kenya.

Jamii Bora Trust will use the funding to extend its reach into small farming communities and develop new microfinance products for rural farmers, according to Whole Foods Planet.