Keepod Unite Wants To Bring PCs to Nairobi’s Poorest Residents

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Israeli startup Keepod and LiveInSlums, an NGO, have united to launch an important project, Keepod Unite, that seeks to bring personal computers to the slums of Mathare in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. The team is currently seeking $38,000 on Indiegogo and will use the funds to distribute 1,500 Keepod devices, a secure operating system that runs from a USB drive, and a total of 50 recycled PCs in Mathare, as well as open community computer hubs.

About 500,000 Mathare inhabitants lack basic services such as drinkable water, plumbing, and waste disposal. Why is it important to get PCs to people who don’t even have enough clean water? As Keepod Unite’s campaign page points out, five billion people, or 70% of the world’s population still do not have access to personal computing. This has created a digital divide, or an economic gap between people who have access to the Internet and those who…

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