Why is it that in our world of nearly 8 billion people, more than halfare not able to connect to the Internet?
“There are indications that Internet growth is slowing, as broadband services extend out of urban areas to more remote, less densely populated areas.”
— UNESCO Report 2015
“The western world has established something of a monopoly not only on the Web, but on its content as well…which means that many individuals across the globe remain unaware of the Internet’s potential or cannot use it, because there is little or no useful content in their native language.”
— The Broadband Commission for Digital Development
“While most Americans have Internet in their homes, only half of all adults who make less than $30,000 per year do. And 15 percent of Americans don’t have access to the Internet at all…”
–Pew Research 2013
“Imprisonment of the mind is as much a sin as imprisonment of the body. We must free people limited by the lack of Internet access.”
— U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Communication for Good
Mahala is a sustainable platform for bringing connectivity and communication to the more than 4 billion underserved people around the world.
Focus on Communities
We are focused on establishing inter and intra village networks. Mahala is able to meet immediate communication needs, without introducing the complexity of cross-language or cultural communication gaps.
Every Person Matters
Mahala also eliminates the “land-rush” mentality inherent to the “first world” internet. Every participant within the Mahala network creates value and adds meaningful content within the network, becoming creators instead of consumers of technology
Reduce Environmental Impact
By taking advantage of existing “e-waste” we reduce the overall footprint of electronic devices in landfills around the world and give them a second life–2x the social good.
Reduced Operating Costs
The decentralized nature of Mahala eliminates many of the on-going costs associated with running the first world internet, ensuring that participants never need to be treated as products.
Robust Open Platform
All together, Mahala provides a robust platform for communication, commerce and creativity to service the unconnected population of our world.
What can you do to help?
Problems this big need communities working together to bring change. We need your help!
Mahala is a 501(c)3 organization in the United States, and all contributions go toward increasing the impact we have in reducing communication inequality around the world.