In some countries around the world, a person’s “computer” is actually just their smartphone. Because of the tremendous increase in mobile technology in the last couple of years, people are able to perform most of the basic (and some of the advanced) activities that once were only possible through laptop or desktop computers such as email, web browsing, and social networking.
These advancements have given the smartphone the ability to help people kill many birds with the single stone, keeping their expenses lowered and allowing for many in need to have a chance to succeed in life. This infographic from US Aid breaks it down for us nicely. Click to enlarge.