Amplio is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower the world's most vulnerable communities through knowledge sharing.
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.
In our strategic planning and day-to-day work, we keep our values in mind and at heart.
Through teamwork and collaboration, we can more effectively reach and impact the world’s most vulnerable communities.
We honor a commitment to continually update and improve our technology and services to ensure Talking Book partner and program success.
We listen closely to the voices and perspectives of others, especially those whom we serve, and value their insights and 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.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
In 2007, Cliff Schmidt founded Amplio (as Literacy Bridge) to address global poverty through innovative technology. An experienced software developer, Cliff led the development of the Talking Book audio device in partnership with colleagues from Microsoft and communities in northern Ghana.
Recognition for impact
We are proud to be recognized for innovative technology and programs to improve the lives and opportunities of vulnerable people.