Activities on Mobile Vaani

Facilitating the rural citizen’s access to formal credit 

Facilitating the rural citizen’s access to formal credit 

Credit is needed for business expansion, new income-generating activities, or even to deal with cash flows. Some 80% of the people we recently surveyed had taken a loan in the past year, but most of them had borrowed from friends,…

Our Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change

At Gram Vaani, we believe in using appropriate technology and people driven processes to build participatory media networks that can empower communities. Our Theory of Change has organically evolved from the ground up and is based on our experience of…

Listen to Mobile Vaani live

Now you can listen to Mobile Vaani live on our new website, and also check out options to advertise and run behaviour change campaigns on the network. Drop us a message and we will get back in touch with you…

The Mobile Vaani Connect Network

The Mobile Vaani Connect Network

We think of Mobile Vaani as a social social media platform for rural areas, ie. a social media platform meant for social development. This indeed captures our vision and motivation. The Mobile Vaani network not only enables over 800,000 households…

Answering questions on sexuality through Kahi Ankahi Baatein

Answering questions on sexuality through Kahi Ankahi Baatein

Young people have many questions on their body, relationships, their identities and safer sex, which are, unfortunately, taboo subjects to talk about in India. CREA’s Kahi Ankahi Baatein is a Hindi/English, 24X7 infoline that answers these questions in a safe,…

For healthier mothers, with Janani Swasthya Sewa

For healthier mothers, with Janani Swasthya Sewa

MAMTA’s Janani Swasthya Sewa is an infoline designed specially for young married women on reproductive health issues such as contraception, birth spacing and pre- and post-natal care. It is also used by ASHA workers (frontline health workers) in Rajasthan and Uttar…

Enable Vaani: a social network for people with disabilities

Enable Vaani: a social network for people with disabilities

In collaboration with Enable India, we developed an IVRS service specifically for persons with disabilities – Namma Vaani in Karnataka, and Hamaari Vaani in Hindi-speaking states. In less than 2 years, this popular ‘social network’ has been used by over…