brubru started with an idea to help change the world through technology, by bridging the digital divide, and helping to connect people at the “base of the pyramid”. In nature, the brubru is a small bird, which has an unusually large territory to cover for a bird of its size, due to its need for large trees in which to feed. Likewise, our brubru also aims to cover an unusually large territory for its size, and benefit as many people as possible.
brubru’s mission is to connect the unconnected at the lowest possible price point, by deploying, growing and scaling nonprofit, community-owned mobile telecom networks, in order to reach and connect unserved/underserved rural regions in developing countries, providing maximum impact and benefit to the marginalized people. In a given country, an increased number of citizens having mobile phone access and internet connectivity drives economic growth and development, which benefits an entire country.