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.

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Canadian SMO : My Oral Village
Local Partner(s) : The BOMA Project
Region : Africa
Theme : Livelihoods

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