I founded a not-for-profit organization Cause Vision in 2010.
Here is why..
We believe that even a small piece of information can change lives.
The role of the media has changed in the last few decades thanks to new technologies and the internet. People have access to more information now than at any other time in human history.
However, there are many people left behind. In spite of these revolutionary changes in the way people obtain information, millions of people throughout the world simply do not have access to it. Illiteracy, lack of infrastructure, political censorship, gender discrimination, poverty or just geographic inconvenience are just a few of these factors. For example, in some countries, over 40% of the population is illiterate. Many parts of the world still do not have access to dependable electricity. Consequently, they have no access to information as we are accustomed to in the West, encompassing numerous issues such as health and sanitation, human rights and the environment.
“Micro finance” has changed many lives throughout the world, enabling those who had no access to credit to engage in small-scale economic activities. Likewise, we believe that “micro-information” can also change the lives of people who do not have access to sufficient and necessary information and knowledge.
In our already information-glutted society, the marginal utility of a piece of information has reached it’s minimal level. However, in places without access to such media outlets, a small piece of information can change and improve people’s lives dynamically. Many local grassroots organizations that work hard in their respective communities do not have enough funds, know-how, technology or skill to distribute information, even though they know the right message that needs to be delivered to support their cause. CAUSE VISION can help these organizations to create suitable media for their purposes, so that information can reach target populations in the most comprehensive way.