>Iqbal Quadir: The power of the mobile phone to end poverty

>I have done volunteering in the past to help get people out of poverty. When I was looking at the talks on TED, I saw this video on lifting people out of poverty using cell phones. I found it very informative and inspiring. The link is below.

Why does poverty still exist despite decades of development aid? In this talk, Iqbal Quadir explains why “aid does damages: because it empowers authorities instead of people,” and advocates a new approach to development from below, “by the people for the people.”

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