Activities on Mobile Vaani

Campaign on Financial Inclusion With Micro Save

Campaign on Financial Inclusion With Micro Save

As India steps into its 70th year of Independence, a large section of the country’s population still remains unbanked. This malaise of inefficient financial inclusion has led generations of financial instability and pauperism among the lower income group who do not have…

Empowering Women Through Electoral Participation

Empowering Women Through Electoral Participation

In the 2014 General Elections, 7577 male contestants stood for elections and 481 of them got elected. The number of female contestants in comparison to men was astonishingly low at 668 and the female contests elected were a mere 62….

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…

What is up with the water?

What is up with the water?

The story so far Jharkand, a state in northern India, has been facing rapidly reducing ground-water levels.  In 2010 the state’s groundwater directorate reported that it’s water tabled fell by 15% in the span of of one year (2009-2010). There…

Understanding the reality of rural healthcare

Understanding the reality of rural healthcare

Improving health in rural areas is a major point of concern in today’s development agenda. In India poor health availability is a striking problem with over three-fourth of the country living in rural regions where there is limited access to…

Citizen Engagement in Government Schemes

Citizen Engagement in Government Schemes

India is a country which does not see a shortage of schemes and plans for the development and well-being of its people. But most of the time, the fruits of these schemes never reach the targeted group and instead finds…

Helping companies reach rural India

Helping companies reach rural India

Geographic, economic and social barriers make India’s vast rural population an untapped market waiting to be explored. Our voice based community media network connects hundreds of thousands of people in rural India and provides a platform for organizations targeting this…