My Oral Village

PROJECT: Writing a Path out of Poverty: Testing a Cash Calculator with Extremely Poor Women in Northern Kenya

Impact Facts
Type of Innovative Solution
Gender Equality Marker (0-3)
  • Gender responsive (GE2)
Type of Innovative Solution
Sustainable Development Goals
  • 1 - No Poverty
Type of Innovative Solution
Type of Innovative Solution
  • Technology

Project Details

My Oral Village will conduct a field-test in Kenya of ‘4-Share,’ a cash calculator for Android
smartphones and tablets. 4-Share translates cash into place value notation, and provides record-keeping templates with no text, only numbers and easily drawn and recalled images to represent statement line items. The goal is to create a safe, motivating solution that allows innumerate women to acquire basic ‘financial numeracy’ and keep their own business records without the help of others.