Kidogo Kidogo: the lost files

Hello again!

Despite being back in the US for 2 months now, I realized as I was wrapping up some follow up to our pilot that I never posted a couple of my blog posts due to challenges with my internet modem and a hectic closing week in-country. Well, better late than never – enjoy!

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Making progress, kidogo kidogo.

Perhaps it was no coincidence that name of the NGO providing us with our phones, Kidogo Kidogo, is the Swahili term for “little by little.” Things are still moving along towards implementation of the baseline survey but not exactly setting any land speed records. Considering we have to coordinate the schedules of 3 NGOs and a university with a 7 hour time difference, our progress has actually been quite good, but we are a few days behind where we would have initially liked to be.

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Greetings from Dar Es Salaam!

Hello again!

I has been a while since my last post, but things are finally starting to get interesting on the Kidogo Kidogo cell phone project. I arrived in Dar Sunday night, and after spending Monday acquiring a phone and internet, getting my bearings, etc., I met with our connection at REPOA, the data collection organization that will be implementing our surveys, yesterday and was surprised and encouraged to find out that our baseline survey had already been translated to Swahili and was ready to be uploaded to our tablets for use in the field.

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Mobilizing Women: A Study Of Women’s Empowerment and Cell Phone Use In Tanzania

Hi there!

My name is Tim Wright, and I’m a senior Public Health major/Econ minor at the College of William and Mary. This summer, I will be continuing my work from this past semester with Professor Phillip Roessler and several fellow undergraduates exploring the relationship between mobile phone ownership and gender empowerment through a randomized control trial distribution of cell phones to women in Tanzania.

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