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Village Phone Direct Manual

Enabling Microfinance Institutions to Bring Affordable Communication Services to the Poor

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With this manual, the Grameen Foundation introduces Village Phone Direct, a variation of the Village Phone programme. This manual provides a template for creating local, sustainable Village Phone Direct programmes that simultaneously bring telecommunication and information services to the rural poor, create viable new businesses for micro-entrepreneurs, and expand the customer base of telecommunication operators.

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The Village Phone Model

Access to communication services in many developing countries can be extremely challenging, especially for the rural poor. Millions live without the ability to contact people beyond their local villages or are forced to physically travel to another village in order to have access to telephones.

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