How $7 Computers are Helping Bridge the World's Digital Divide

Keepod plans to get the world connected


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If you're reading these lines, you must have accesss to a computer and an internet connection. Yet some 5 billion people around the world do not.
The team behind Keepod is s on a mission to bridge this digital divide.
Keepod is a transportable operating system that runs from any USB drive and costs a mere $7. The creative solution separates software from hardware and allows each user's operating system to remain private as all files and programs are kept on the portable USB drive.
Millions of computers that are thrown away each year can be saved because Keepod is able to connect to any PC or Laptop.
The folks at Keepod know that reaching 5 billion people will take time, which is why they are starting with 500,000 people living in the Mathare slums of Nairobi. After successfully reaching their Indiegogo target, the Keepod Unite Mathare project is set to go and will mark the first step towards getting the world connected.