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16 July 2014 - Ahmedabad - INDIA :<br />
Rural Women proudly show their Mobile phones as a means of earning their livelihood. The RSV mobile APP enables the women entrepreneurs in the network to capture sales and place orders for additional stock via SMS using their basic feature phones. Access to a mobile device can be life-changing, particularly for women. Research has revealed that 9 out of 10 women in developing markets feel safer because of their mobile phones; 8 out of 10 feel more independent with access to mobile technology and more than half have used a mobile phone to earn additional income. Combining access to mobiles with value added services can result in a dramatic increase in productivity.<br />
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Established by SEWA in 2004, the Rural Distribution Network (RUDI) is an agricultural cooperative with 3,000 members, most of whom live in IndiaÍs Gujarat state. RUDI products, which are recognized for their quality and affordability, are sold through a network of RUDI saleswomen known as RUDIbens. Together with SEWA and the Vodafone Foundation in India, The Cherrie Blair Foundation launched the RUDI Sandesha Vyavhar (RSV) mobile APP, enabling RUDIbens to place orders and manage and track their sales via a basic mobile handset. The APP enables the women entrepreneurs in the network to capture sales and place orders for additional stock via SMS using their basic feature phones. The capacity of mobile phones to change womenÍs lives is developing at a rapid pace, and the RSV mobile application is an example of real results in a short time. <br />
The RSV APP Project is the winner of the 2014 GSMA Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets and the 2014 mBillionth Award for mWomen & Children.
16 July 2014 - Ahmedabad - INDIA :
Rural Women proudly show their Mobile phones as a means of earning their livelihood. The RSV mobile APP enables the women entrepreneurs in the network to capture sales and place orders for additional stock via SMS using their basic feature phones. Access to a mobile device can be life-changing, particularly for women. Research has revealed that 9 out of 10 women in developing markets feel safer because of their mobile phones; 8 out of 10 feel more...
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