How can you efficiently provide vital information to rural areas that have no electricity but a high rate of illiteracy? Our answer is: with a rugged, solar powered audio-player. This is why we developed the URIDU Player.
The URIDU Player contains more than 400 relevant questions and answers about health, nutrition, family planning, child care, work and more. The texts are recorded by a native speaker in the mother tongue of the women addressed. The URIDU Player was conceived for small group listening - it therefore fosters discussion, exchange and (self-help) group building. It's a tool for change.
We provide the URIDU Player free of charge to rural women with the help of local non-government organizations (NGOs), cooperatives and other agencies.
For the first time ever we are able to provide this information to literally every rural woman in the world. No matter where she lives, what language she speaks or whether she can read or not - we can help her and her family to live a healthier and happier life.
IT'S ON MOBILE PHONES, TOO
The widespread adoption of mobile phones is a potent force for shaping and impacting the way rural women live, work and communicate. This is why we additionally provide our contents on URIDU.COM, a web site that has been highly optimized for mobile devices and that allows access even with slow 2G networks.
Currently URIDU.COM is available in Arabic, Indonesian, English, Spanish, French, Swahili, Filipino and Vietnamese. Rural women in more than 100 countries are counting on the information our mobile web site provides.