Mobile phones are used extensively in tackling poverty worldwide.
The mobile phone technology help empowering the poor. The mobile phones are considered as the best vehicles of not just communication but also education, health and business services.
Currenly 4.5 billion phones are in the developing nations. But by 2016 around 1 billion phones will be used in Africa. An marginal increase of 10% in mobile adoption can boost the annual GDP rate at least by 1.2% in a developing country.
However, mobile usage brought significant changes in women lives. 95% of female users feel safer with a phone. While 85 of users sense freedom and 41% of holders use mobile phone to increase their income and professional opportunities.