OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Guardian Angels

There is at least one low tech mobile phone per person in the low income sectors of urban Lima in PerĂº. Usually, people live with family members and their "towns" are composed by same state inmigrants, you can find people from Cajamarca living near by or from Huancayo, they are small comunities who are in constant communication. They have an internet cafe near by, its their gate to the world. Their common way of communication is by text messages. Most of the women of these environment do not marry but live with a man as a couple, have a family and go to church. Some times, the men leaves them and the other women around help her taking care of her kids in order to help her to find a job.

Photo of DeletedUser
1 5

Written by DeletedUser

It inspire me the idea of "Earthy Guardian Angels" who create bonds to survive.

Key learnings:
  • Community feeling
  • Woman who take care of the family
  • All have the same technology for communication
  • Even though, they willingly subordinate to a man´s decision they take care of their children support when they are left alone.

1 comment

Join the conversation:

Photo of Meena Kadri

Exciting to hear of these global insights, Gisella. Can you explain more about what Earthy Guardian Angles are? I'm sure others here would love to learn more. You can add details directly to your post by hitting the Update Entry button on the right of your post. Great to have you onboard at OpenIDEO...