Impact & Case Studies

Farmers’ plea for insurance payments heard through Mobile Vaani

Farmers’ plea for insurance payments heard through Mobile Vaani

About the Mobile Vaani Impact series: Since 2012, Mobile Vaani has been reaching thousands of people in India’s vast hinterlands with news, views and information about health, banking, education, sanitation, sexuality, agriculture, government policies, etc. At the same time, the…

Our view on the use of ICTs for development

Our view on the use of ICTs for development

ICTs for development have evolved through several stages. The very first stage in the mid-2000s was marked with hyped optimism that merely provisioning technology could work wonders by democratizing communication. However, the late 2000s forced a reality check with the…

OnionDev in a GSMA casestudy

OnionDev in a GSMA casestudy

We are very proud that the GSMA has published a case study and blog about our work. This reinforces our vision of using the mass reach created by Mobile Vaani to build a marketplace of life impacting value added services…

IVR Technology for Community Radio

IVR Technology for Community Radio

  Community radio stations (CRS) are relatively young members of the mass media community of India. In a multi-linguistic, multi-cultural and multi-religious country like India, community radios stations which serve geographic communities can be an effective mechanism that can reach…

We Connect Problems with Solutions

We Connect Problems with Solutions

If only every problem in this world gets connected to the right solution at the right time, there wouldn’t have been so many unresolved problems existing in the world. In this time, where we are at the apogee of technological…

On the Road to Change, with Oxfam

On the Road to Change, with Oxfam

When Oxfam India ran the ‘Save our medicines campaign’, collecting signatories from people across India, the campaign was also taken to a significant audience from the rural districts of Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh by Gram vaani, where the people…

Elected Women Representatives Use IVR for Accountability

Elected Women Representatives Use IVR for Accountability

Since the day it started operating, Gram Vaani has always strived to live its name, to be the voice of the village. The different campaigns and projects undertaken by the company is a clear indication of its aspirations. The interesting…

Community Media Spurs Collective Action

Community Media Spurs Collective Action

Ganesh Mahto was one of the many unregistered internal migrants in India who died under ‘unnatural circumstances’ in 2013. Except his story was picked up and shared over Mobile Vaani (MV), causing a cascade of events that resulted in a…

The Genesis of Bihar Mobile Vaani

The Genesis of Bihar Mobile Vaani

When Community Manager Sultan Ahmad was planning to start a community media club in Darbhanga, he was looking for young people who could be agents of change in urban Bihar.   He noticed that the community there did not provide space…

Gram Vaani on Amazing Indians, TimesNow!

Gram Vaani on Amazing Indians, TimesNow!

Our work on Jharkhand Mobile Vaani was covered under the Amazing Indians program on Times Now! Watch the video to learn our story, and the stories of those who use Mobile Vaani.