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Link Love, Vol. 17

Happy Friday! Before we get started with today’s round up of links, I want to ask you a question: how many times in the past week have you used your phone?

If you’re like me, chances are that number is A LOT! That’s why when Kim reached out to me about her charitable cellphone case company, Kidogo Kidogo—which translates to “little by little” in Swahili—I knew I had to tell you guys about it.

In Tanzania, only 36% of women own mobile phones, and the number one reason preventing them from ownership is the initial cost of a mobile handset. A mobile phone is a flashlight, a watch, a calculator, a camera and a radio. In Tanzania mobile banking is extremely common, and a phone provides women a way to make secure banking transactions. Mobile phones are also used monitor consumer markets and receive health reminders and updates. Women with mobile phones also report a much higher feeling of personal safety than those without.

So, now that we know the problem, what exactly does Kidogo Kidogo do to help? In short, they sell phone cases. But these cases do a lot more than just look good and protect your phone—they are putting life changing mobile technology into the hands of women across Tanzania, who could not otherwise afford it. The profits made from selling phone cases go to the purchase and donations of mobile phones. So if you’re in the market for a new iPhone or Android case, definitely consider Kidogo Kidogo—my favorite is the elephants marching one, shown above.

And now, onto my favorite finds across the Internet this week:

And in case you missed it, here’s where the fun has been on A Touch of Teal is week:

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18 Comments

  1. Love the headboard. Go for it!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Rebecca! I think I am going to :]

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  2. Wow, what a wonderful cause…and the cases are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Valerie! xo

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  3. Lisa wrote:

    That phone case is so cute and the cause is even better! I love buying things that will help others.

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Lisa, I do too! Elephants are some of the best animals I think, so it’s hard to resist a phone case with them on it! xo

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  4. Melanie wrote:

    I love the cell phone case!!! Happy weekend!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Melanie! Happy weekend to you too! xo

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  5. Jamie wrote:

    The phone case company sounds like they have a great mission! I love helping others when I buy something…will check it out!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks, Jamie! I think they have such a cool mission – and one that is very relatable to us since we all are addicted to cell phones and couldn’t imagine life without ‘em. xo

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  6. I can’t wait to check out Kidogo Kidogo after reading this! Great post 🙂

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks girl! Let me know what you think :]

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  7. Kelsey&Kenecha wrote:

    Those shoes are really nice 🙂

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks girl! They are from Target :]

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  8. libys11 wrote:

    awesome!! thanks for sharing!! 😀

    have a great week, dear!
    Animated Confessions

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    • Katie wrote:

      Have a great week yourself! xo

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  9. I don’t usually use my phone. I actually leave it in my room for days and not use it until the battery dies. Haha! I prefer my iPad more 🙂 Great post, Katie!

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Ah, I am so amazed you can do that! My phone is like another limb. Thanks girl! Have a great week. xo

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