Briefing Note: Oral Financial Numeracy

As part of a larger study of oral financial numeracy, My Oral Village conducted a study of numeracy among 80 illiterate adults, mostly female users of financial services, in Cambodia and Tanzania in 2015. This 5-page Briefing Note summarizes the results of the study,...

Financial Numeracy App for Savings Groups

In collaboration with a management engineering team from the University of Waterloo, My Oral Village has completed a financial numeracy app designed for use by savings groups. The first version, based on field research in Tanzania, is ideally adapted for use in East...

The Hand Speaks

“I have not been to school. Not even for a single day.” Anna’s high and elegant cheekbones dance as she speaks. “Why not?” I ask her. “My father was very much against educating girls. None of my sisters went to school either. Only my brothers.” With colleague Hawa...