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Helping look beyond disabilities: Namma Vaani

Helping look beyond disabilities: Namma Vaani

Namma Vaani is an IVR platform provided by Enable India. Run on Gram Vaani’s (OnionDev) Mobile Vaani platform, it caters to the information needs of persons with disabilities and has been piloted in Karnataka. His exams only a few days…

Something For The Mothers

Something For The Mothers

India has the highest number of maternal deaths in the world, an estimated 44,000 deaths every year. Despite 75% decline in the Maternal Mortality Ratio in India between 1990 and 2015, the maternal health crisis is far from over. Another…

A Comparison of MobileVaani with Radio and Digital Media

A Comparison of MobileVaani with Radio and Digital Media

The increased connectivity and technology penetration in India have opened up newer rural and urban markets for the businesses to tap into. The role of advertising becomes paramount for any business venture to reach out to these consumers and capture…

Everyday Heroes Powering the Mobile Vaani Clubs

Everyday Heroes Powering the Mobile Vaani Clubs

Meet our heroes who are creating an impact everyday in their community through Mobile Vaani. These are the citizen journalists from Mobile Vaani media clubs who have been collecting stories from the rural marginalized community they belong to, and making…

Farmers’ plea for insurance payments heard through Mobile Vaani

Farmers’ plea for insurance payments heard through Mobile Vaani

About the Mobile Vaani Impact series: Since 2012, Mobile Vaani has been reaching thousands of people in India’s vast hinterlands with news, views and information about health, banking, education, sanitation, sexuality, agriculture, government policies, etc. At the same time, the…

Community Media Spurs Collective Action

Community Media Spurs Collective Action

Ganesh Mahto was one of the many unregistered internal migrants in India who died under ‘unnatural circumstances’ in 2013. Except his story was picked up and shared over Mobile Vaani (MV), causing a cascade of events that resulted in a…

Citizen Engagement in Government Schemes

Citizen Engagement in Government Schemes

India is a country which does not see a shortage of schemes and plans for the development and well-being of its people. But most of the time, the fruits of these schemes never reach the targeted group and instead finds…

Helping companies reach rural India

Helping companies reach rural India

Geographic, economic and social barriers make India’s vast rural population an untapped market waiting to be explored. Our voice based community media network connects hundreds of thousands of people in rural India and provides a platform for organizations targeting this…