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Digital Technology Transforms Women’s Lives in Western Kenya

Pietro Aldobrandini's picture

In Cheptais, a village in Kenya’s Western Province, a borderland with few connections to the region’s main cities, two mobile services have produced concrete results for new users: M-Farm and Frontline SMS.

M-Farm is a Kenyan web and SMS-based application that periodically sends farmers the prices of goods on the market, allowing them to communicate directly with consumers and reducing the power of the middlemen. 

Frontline SMS is an open-source software used to collect and distribute information via SMS, without an internet connection.

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