Pink phones in Cambodia

Mobile phones are helping to improve the lives of women in Cambodia. Find out more in this video. 


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Presenter: For years, women in Cambodia have struggled to make ends meet. Unexpected storms often destroyed their crops and when they did have crops to sell they didn’t know how much to sell them for. Oxfam is giving mobile phones to women in remote villages in Cambodia and sending them text messages about the latest weather information and crop prices. The women are then able to share this information with others, talk to traders and barter for better profits by making a simple phone call.
Chum Kor: The text messages are really important. They help me plan which crop to harvest and when - which increases my overall productivity. My community has been transformed. We are now more confident, and more organised. Before the phones, we did not even have enough food to eat (because of the storms). Now we have food and money enough to save. I am really proud of myself because I have the money to send my daughter to school. She will have a better education than I have had.
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