Writing a Path out of Poverty: Testing a Cash Calculator with Extremely Poor Women in Northern Kenya
- Sustainable Development Goal :1 - No Poverty
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Responsive (GE2)
- Testing Country :Kenya
- Testing Period :15 months
- Amount :$189,765
My Oral Village conducted a field-test in Kenya of ‘4-Share,’ a cash calculator for Android smartphones and tablets. 4-Share translates cash into place value notation, and provides record-keeping templates with no text, only numbers and easily drawn and recalled images to represent statement line items. The goal was to create a safe, motivating solution that allows innumerate women to acquire basic ‘financial numeracy’ and keep their own business records without the help of others.