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About Us

Amplio is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower the world's most vulnerable communities through knowledge sharing.

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Bridging the knowledge gap 

Amplio was founded in 2007 to address global poverty by creating simple, cost-effective, technology-based solutions to empower low-literate people with access to knowledge. We focus on reaching the most marginalized and underserved populations in remote rural areas. Together with our partners and supporters, we deliver programs across many sectors, including agriculture, health, education, and women's empowerment. 




People Reached



Our Values

In our strategic planning and day-to-day work, we keep our values in mind and at heart. 



Through teamwork and collaboration, we more effectively reach and serve the world’s most vulnerable communities.


We honor a commitment to continually improve our products and services to ensure partner and program success.


We listen closely to the voices and views of others, especially those whom we serve, and value their feedback.



We communicate openly, share information, and challenge each other’s thinking and expectations to build trust.



Individually and as a team, we try new ideas, learn from our successes and failures, and share what we learn with others.


Awards and Recognition

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Selected by Arm as a technology solution to close the digital divide.


2023 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency for impact. See our Guidestar profile.

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Achieved Charity Navigator's top rating for best practices, so you can give with confidence. 

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Featured as a Principles for Digital Development case study.


Won gold Anthem Award for Responsible Technology and Community Outreach.

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Joined Clinton Global Initiative,  promoting solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Recognized by UNESCO as an inclusive digital solution for people with low literacy.

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2015 WISE Award for Ghana Talking Book program — Qatar Foundation.

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Our founder Cliff Schmidt was awarded Microsoft Integral Fellows awards n 2010 and 2014.

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Our founder was selected as the 2012 education laureate for using tech to improve lives.

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Received 2013 Computerworld Honors Award for delivering life-changing lessons via a mobile audio device.

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Featured as an Agent for Social Change in 2013 for efforts to fix poverty and injustice.

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