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Dear Andi,
I believe your idea is a great contribution and starting point to increase the familiarity with modern communication technology in East African countries. Also, I believe that use of mobile phones is a great way to facilitate offering of products that people want to trade, especially across regions. Perhaps you can tell us a bit more about your target audience. One the one hand, I imagine that you idea works really well for urban areas with higher density in population. On the other hands, I could imagine that the adoption in rural areas where communities live far apart from each other could evolve a bit difficult. Maybe you can also elaborate a bit more on how you could facilitate the actual exchange of goods between two parties that are living in geographically dispersed communities. Overall, really like your approach, thoughtfulness and additional literature that you use to support your idea, and truly believe that the implementation of ICT in low income communities will definitely be of great interest in the upcoming years. Considering the broader adoption of communication technology, your idea can be a great driver to facilitate such an undertaking.
Although our idea is directed at a slightly different issue, it would be great to see you enrich our discussion with your perspectives on the issue on self sustainability and the community approach to making young children thrive!