Can cell phones save the world? * They are helping people in Haiti have access to bank transfers even when they don’t have a bank account. * They are creating micro-enterprises in Bangladesh, lifting entire villages out of poverty. * They are revolutionizing charitable giving and social good movements. A 2010 United Nations study found that cell phones are one of the most effective tools in history to lift people out of poverty. The economic impact that a cell phone has in a poor country in the long run is much greater than foreign aid or infrastructure projects. Below are some examples of how cell phones and a little creativity can foster a better world. Alejandro Martinez, Market Intelligence Strategist