Simprints: Changing Vulnerable Children’s Lives with Affordable Technology

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Simprints: Changing Vulnerable Children’s Lives with Affordable Technology

by Vikas Vij

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How a biometric fingerprint scanner is changing the lives of vulnerable children http://bit.ly/1Sq0rl3 via @Justmeans #technology
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

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Globally, the births of more than 50 million children – representing 40 per cent of the total births worldwide – go unregistered each year. Without formal registration, children are unable to access vital services. They are also more vulnerable to exploitation, violence and abuse. The importance of legal identity has also been recognized in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Simprints, an innovative technology company with a vision to build a sustainable yet profitable business, has developed a biometric fingerprint scanner and software package to allow some of the most vulnerable people in the world to access basic services such as healthcare and financial services.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Cause Global | Health & Healthcare | Justmeans | Simprints | Social Entrepreneurship | social innovation | sustainable development goals

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