LotusFlare aims to be a leader in global connectivity by making internet availability more affordable for people living in remote areas. We work with mobile operators around the world to create engaging digital applications that let subscribers derive the most benefit from their networks. The option to buy in-app data packages, access self service and much more not only creates a better user experience for existing customers, but also allows underrepresented people to enjoy the benefits of mobile internet. LotusFlare enables mobile operators to bring the underserved to the forefront of their operations, and thus connects the world one country at a time.
For 14 months, Abu Ahmed's family did not know where he was. As a Syrian prisoner with no means of communicating with the outside world, one of Abu's priorities was to let his family know he was still alive. His cellmates were in a similar predicament, so they devised a plan. Lacking a cell phone, they memorized the phone numbers of all their families with the promise that when any detainee was released, they would reach out to the loved ones of those still incarcerated. Thanks to their mobile phones, they were able to contact and reconnect with their loved ones, and Abu was able to locate and join his family in Jordan.
In Iringa, a rural district in Tanzania solely dependent on farming, Yolanda Ngunda knows first-hand the hardships widows face. For 10 long years, after her husband passed away, male relatives constantly threatened to destroy her house and take possession of the adjoining farmland, her only source of income. However, widows like Yolanda have begun using their mobile phones to empower themselves in disputes over their property rights. Lacking proper documents, these women would have lost their plots of land and homes to the men in their extended families.