Keepod, the $7 PC
5 billion people, 70% of the world’s population, are still without access to personal computing. Keepod is a social enterprise with a new approach to bridging this digital divide. Access to personal computing helps empower people - providing them with the tools to independently shape their future.
With Keepod, there is no need to buy a PC to have access to personal computing. Each Keepod, which runs on refurbished and shared computers, contains the user’s entire personal computing environment. As a result, people can access their own desktop on any of these computers for only $7. Keepod is an easy to replace and ideal for situations where electronics can easily be damaged. And since the technology leaves no footprint on the host computer, user data is protected and personal information is never left behind.
Keepod aims to empower people through access to information, and the results are astounding; education is elevated, as teachers and students have more tools to understand and exercise the material studied; health issues are better communicated, and people can better research health related topics; new knowledge and communication related jobs are created and the effectiveness of small businesses is increased.
Since its successful 2014 Indiegogo campaign, Keepod has been expanding its activities across the world. Keepod is now present is 80+ countries, and has flagship projects in countries such as Malawi, Zambia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Watch this BBC documentary to see how Keepod is getting Nairobi's children online.
Last updated: 14th of September, 2015