U.N. plan provides mobile numbers to poor

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Millions of poor people will get mobile phone numbers under a plan between the United Nations and a private technology firm, U.N. officials said Thursday.

Three million poor people, the majority of them women, in Africa and South American will receive low-cost mobile phone numbers under the Business Call to Action initiative that enlists the private sector to help fight poverty, the United Nations said in a release.

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