There are villages in Mozambique with more mobile phones than latrines – researcher

12:11 CAT | 16 Feb 2017

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miguel brito
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From an academic or developmental perspective, this is a completely useless comparison. The only relevant issue here is whether 17 latrines for 59 households is a problem and why, regardless of the number of mobile phones per household. Mobile phones are for individual use, and it’s only natural to find more mobile phones than latrines in a household. Many households choose to share latrines in rural areas, and use those “savings” to invest in mobile phones and other non-sharable goods, which are important for other aspects of their lives, such as mobile money, communication with friends and relatives, etc.

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