Commitment to Action

@Scale: Financially Empowering Women Through Smartphones

Commitment by

Tata Communications

In 2015, Tata Communications and its partners, as part of a larger vision to empower 100 million women in developing countries, committed to enable 25,000 women to access transformative mobile platforms over two years. Three billion people will join the online world over the next decade primarily from the developing world. In this context, the potential for impact of financial inclusion and mobile platforms, coupled with the rapid spread of high-speed wireless networks and a precipitous drop in the cost of handsets, can catalyze social and economic change at an unprecedented scale. Tata Communications will take a non-linear implementation approach, utilizing the reach of women empowerment programs implemented by MFIs and NGO partners. Beginning in Guatemala, India, Indonesia and Nigeria, these partners will leverage the mobile platforms to provide expanded economic opportunities for women.

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Commitment

@Scale: Financially Empowering Women Through Smartphones

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Africa

Countries

GUATEMALA, INDIA, INDONESIA, NIGERIA

Commitment by

Tata Communications

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Mastercard Worldwide, Brightstar Corp., Kiva.Org, Tone, Trickle Up Program, Jack D. Hidary Foundation