We have a problem. Well, we had a problem. We are a charity who work with providing education and health news to Maasai communities in Tanzania. The Maasai are pastoralists who live off their livestock in rural areas of East Africa.
The villages we work in are very spread out and cover hundreds of square kilometres. We need a way of getting in touch with them.
Well, most Maasai have access to a mobile phone and by using the moblog technology we think we can get vital information about courses, diseases, vaccinations, medicines to them without any delays.
What do you think mobloggers? Has anyone heard of any other projects which might be able to help us?
We want to get cracking on this project as soon as we can, but first we need a bit of help - 10 seconds of your time.. it's all it takes. We're in the final of the Vodafone World of Difference competition and if we win we'll be able to roll moblog out to the Maasai in the next 12 months!
It's dead easy to vote. You need a Facebook account and about 10 seconds of time...
1. Click on the following link: http://bit.ly/Ah4JN
2. Scroll down to the second Wall Post & Click MAX to vote for me
3. If it asks you download a facebook application click "allow"
Then that's it - your vote is cast and I say a huge thank you!
Voting closes at midday on Thursday 17 September (UK time)... so get voting and pass it on!
Let us know what you think about the project... we're new to moblog so want the views of its dedicated users!