Happy holidays in Kenya and Uganda

The holidays are coming closer and across the world people are preparing for festive days with their loved ones. But how much do we really know about the way the December holidays are celebrated in emerging markets? We decided to ask around in Eastern Africa, using our dynamic sampling and mobile panel.  More

Translating geo-data into SMS for farmers in South-East Asia

As climate change is increasingly leading to failed harvests, farmers in Vietnam and Indonesia are in serious need of information on weather forecasts, daily coffee prices and farming techniques. A new consortium, funded by the Dutch government, is going to provide this information to farmers in Vietnam and Indonesia by using geo-satellite data. TTC Mobile is proud to be part of the consortium and will translate the data into text messages. 

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Surveying happiness across the world

According to the 2016 update of the World Happiness Report, satisfaction with life in Asian countries is slightly higher than in African countries, but lower than in the Western world. We considered these findings a great opportunity to put our new mobile survey sampling tool to the test. TTC Mobile conducted a survey to measure happiness and quality of life in Kenya, Nigeria, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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Mozambican project on hold due to political turmoil

The PROIRRI Financial Literacy Training that started in February 2016 has been set on hold due to political turmoil in Mozambique. Traveling is too unsafe as the opposition of the government has been attacking roads in the region where the project is taking place. To ensure the safety of its staff when traveling in these areas, the implementing agencies of the project have decided to temporarily put the PROIRRI Literacy Training on hold.

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Successful reproductive health SMS-service crosses border to Uganda

Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH) is a program providing information about sexual and reproductive health that has been running in Tanzania since 2013. The SMS service of FHI 360 that is supported by TTC Mobile has been so successful at reaching large numbers of people, that in August 2016 the success formula has been launched in Uganda as well. FHI 360 and TTC Mobile are confident that also in Uganda, the project will reach high levels of success.

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Improving women’s health through mobile mapping

Every woman or girl has the right to safe sex, a safe pregnancy, a safe birth and (if necessary) a safe interruption of unwanted pregnancy. Simavi aims to contribute to healthy communities and has been implementing community health projects in several countries across Africa and Asia. This year Simavi is partnering up with TTC Mobile to investigate the quality of the health facilities of the Same region in Tanzania for the Mobile Mapping for Women’s Health project.

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Ending malaria by increasing knowledge

For half the world every day is malaria day – a day to keep up the fight against this killer disease. On April 25 people across the globe took part in a wide range of activities to mark World Malaria Day. TTC Mobile conducted a survey among mobile phone users in East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya) to see how much people there really know about this life threatening disease.

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TTC Mobile present at first-ever Exhibition Fair and Innovation Marketplace

The Nomads Telecom coalition is excited to announce that we have been selected to participate in the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on May 23 and 24. On behalf of our partnership within the Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation, we will feature in the Exhibition Fair and Innovation Marketplace – along with other projects and solutions of governments, agencies and organizations dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging problems that threaten humanity.

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Capturing the voice of the client in Zambia

Bamboo Finance is specialized in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities in emerging markets. As no other they are familiar with the difficulties that arise when trying to connect with these markets. In 2015 Bamboo Finance conducted an impact study with the help of TTC Mobile. Via SMS firsthand information and feedback on savings products and services were collected from 1,002 customers and non-customers.

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