Zero Mothers Die was first launched in Ghana in 2014 and has since been expanded to several other African countries and across continents.
The project was launched as a global project to combat high maternal and child mortality rates.
According to the World Health Organisation, 99% of all pregnant woman deaths occur in emerging countries such as Somalia, where the chances of dying in pregnancy or childbirth is 1 in 18 versus a country like Norway, which is 1 in 15,000.
Many of these deaths could have been prevented if only these vulnerable women had access to healthcare, information and communication.
This Ezra initiative equipped vulnerable pregnant women with phones. With these phones, women across different countries would receive text or voice messages, in their own language, sharing pregnancy, healthcare and childbirth information.
Most importantly, they were receiving free airtime, which would allow them to make calls to seek advice or help.
With technology to transform lives, mobile and airtime is driving economic empowerment of women in emerging countries around the world.