Mobile Phones Help Lift Poor Out of Poverty

Mobile Phones Help Lift Poor Out of Poverty

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mobile-phone-user-darnok-morguefileMobile phones can improve the livelihoods of the poorest people in developing countries, a United Nations report released on Thursday said.

Mobile phone subscriptions will reach five billion this year (nearly one for each person on the planet), spawning a wealth of micro-enterprises, offering work to people with little education and few resources — like selling airtime on the streets and refurbishing handsets.

(READ the Reuters story at Yahoo News)

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