BulkSMS aids the Treevolution
Greenpop, founders of the treevolution, look to BulkSMS to help communicate with various beneficiaries and volunteers in South Africa and Zambia to aid in their tree planting efforts. A challenge that Greenpop faces is being able to communicate reminders and workshop invitations with people who live in rural areas and lack internet access. SMS provides the perfect platform for Greenpop to communicate with all their supporters and beneficiaries.
Harnessing SMS as a Surrogate for the Internet
African countries, including South Africa, provide some of the most pertinent examples of SMS being used as a surrogate for the Internet for socio-economic development programmes or commercial purposes. This is especially the case in under-serviced areas where people still do not have access to the Internet.