FOR THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES, KNOWLEDGE IS A TOOL TO TRANSFORM LIVES

Amplio’s Talking Book audio device and services help our global partners share skills and knowledge in communities where literacy and electricity are as scarce as money.

FOR THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES, KNOWLEDGE IS A TOOL TO TRANSFORM LIVES

Amplio’s technology, services, and affiliates help our global partners share new skills and knowledge in communities where literacy and electricity are as scarce as money.

Our global partners face barriers to sharing knowledge with remote communities

Around the world, global development organizations, governments, and NGOs are working to end poverty and achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. However, they often face barriers to reaching the most vulnerable and underserved populations: people with low literacy skills who live in poor, rural communities where there’s no electricity or Internet.

Without the right tools, our partners are limited in their ability to “reach the furthest behind first.”

750

MILLION people are illiterate

800

MILLION farmers live on less than $1.90 a day

1.3

BILLION live without electricity

750

MILLION people are illiterate

800

MILLION farmers live on less than $1.90 a day

1.3

BILLION live without electricity

OUR technology solution can amplify your reach

Amplio helps our global partners amplify and widen their reach to address critical human needs. Our simple technology solution is built around the Talking Book — a rugged, easy-to-use audio device designed for people who cannot read and who live without electricity in rural and remote areas. Depending on each partner’s needs, we provide a range of services, from technology training and support, to support for content creation and performance analytics to promote social and behavior change.

 

Learn about Amplio’s solution.

BRIDGE THE KNOWLEDGE GAP

Use Talking Books to reach people with low literacy skills who live in poor, rural, off-grid communities, including women and girls. Provide access to knowledge that empowers people to improve their health, income, and quality of life.

UNLEASH THE POWER OF LEARNING

Provide a library of engaging, culturally relevant, educational audio content in local languages and dialects. Deliver songs, dramas, interviews, and endorsements that individuals, families, and groups can select and play on demand.

MONITOR AND IMPROVE PROGRAMS

Use performance analytics to monitor and evaluate Talking Book content and program performance. Leverage user feedback to gain a deeper understanding of the issues communities face and continually update content to address specific needs.

“Ingeniously engineered (and re-engineered) to meet specific needs and usage scenarios in very poor communities.”

 

Michael Trucano, Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, World Bank

“The Talking Book’s simplicity is its greatest achievement. In an oral culture where words carry so much weight . . . it lends a unique and previously unattainable benefit to these communities.”

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

“An innovative use of low-cost, mobile technology to influence behaviors that impact the lives and opportunities of the most vulnerable children.”

 

Susan Namondo Nigong,
UNICEF Ghana Country Director (2013-2017)

“Our community health volunteers are delivering consistent, quality health information more efficiently and effectively.”

 

Catherine Mesianto Lengewe, Technical and Strategy Director,
Centre for Behavior Change and Communication

“People didn’t know about raising healthy children, but now they listen and learn. The fact that other mothers hear the same thing from the Talking Book makes them take our efforts seriously and believe we are telling the truth.”

— Nadowli Kuubataanono, traditional birth assistant

“People didn’t know about raising healthy children, but now they listen and learn. The fact that other mothers hear the same thing from the Talking Book makes them take our efforts seriously and believe we are telling the truth.”

— Nadowli Kuubataanono, traditional birth assistant

Together, we’re making an impact

Amplio partners with the most respected organizations in global development to bring about transformative change. Together, we engage communities in learning and inspire knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that promote positive change. Since 2007, Talking Book programs have reached more than 600,000 people in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda with life-changing messages and lessons about maternal and child health, agriculture and food security, gender equality, financial literacy, and more.

See our impact.

MALARIA PROTECTION

UNICEF’s randomized, controlled trials showed that Ghanian mothers who listened to Talking Book messages were 50% more likely to sleep under mosquito bed nets than the control group.

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CROP PRODUCTION

In Northern Ghana, farmers who use the Talking Book have increased their total crop production by an average of 48%, leading to greater income opportunities.

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MATERNAL HEALTH

In Kenya, community health volunteers use Talking Books to deliver consistent, quality information, leading to 48% more deliveries at health centers and a 100% increase in prenatal checkups.

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