The reality of tech in poor places

global poverty perspectives VIDEO INSIDER SERIES

In the world’s poorest places, mobile technology is more than just a convenience or a way to pass the time. It’s a necessity. But it’s one that many families must do without.

In this video from our Global Poverty Perspectives series, we introduce you to Darius, who lives in Lusaka, Zambia with his family. Please listen to his story. Get his perspective. Then, let us know what you think.

Me and my family we have a computer which was given to me as a gift when I passed my grade 9 exams. I don’t use it for the internet because I do not have a modem.”
- Darius, 15, Zambia

Your compassion helps create positive change

Thanks to support from friends like you, kids who lack access to technology can receive data package assistance. Additional life-changing resources like computer labs and libraries are also available. And your gifts promote digital literacy that prepares children and youth for secondary education and the workforce. These are just a few ways your compassion has the power to change lives!

What do you think of Darius’ story? Let us know in the comments!

See all the videos in our Global Poverty Perspectives Video Insider Series



Maria Nuria_85d1c
Sep 30, 2022


Sep 30, 2022

What can we do to help? Can we donate phones we are not using? If so, where do we send them?

Sep 30, 2022

Are there any other options for data besides the short-term bundles? Where do these bundles come from or who provides these bundles for purchase?

Oct 3, 2022

Melanie_677df - the bundles are the cheapest options for sponsored families. They come from the mobile service providers.

Oct 3, 2022

Loray_88d64 - Thank you for offering to donate phones! Unfortunately, due to country compatibility, shipping expenses, etc., this is not something we are able to facilitate.

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