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Friday, October 16, 2015

TECH | Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org helps Filipino local factory worker aim for her dreams

“Being connected means having opportunity. We're connecting the world so one day everyone can fulfill their dreams -- just like Marissa,” this is what summed up Mark Zuckerberg’s recent post on October 15 in his account about Internet.org’s ability to help those who have no internet access and bring change to their lives.



Enter Marissa. She is a Filipino factory worker who dreams of becoming a businesswoman one day. From her meager income, she’s able to slowly set aside capital to have more stuffed toys which she sells through Internet.org. Watch the video below.


This is a great story about Marissa -- a young woman working long hours in a factory, yet she uses Internet.org to fulfill her dreams of opening a business of her own.Being connected means having opportunity. We're connecting the world so one day everyone can fulfill their dreams -- just like Marissa.
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, October 15, 2015

In the video, Marissa narrates, “Araw-araw sa loob ng pabrika ay pare-pareho. Nag-tratrabaho ako ng mahabang oras, pero may mga pangarap naman ako. Balang araw, magiging negosyante din ako. At sa maliit kong kinikita sa pabrika ay sinisimulan ko nang mag-ipon para sa aking puhunan. Nakakakita ako ng magagandang benta gamit ang Internet.org. Balang araw magiging negosyante ako at magkakaroon ako ng tindahan ng mga manika. Kug makikta mo akong sampung taon mula ngayon ay baka hindi mo nn ako makikilala.”

This just shows that no matter who you are right now, you always have the power to rise above challenges and chase your dreams. Keep moving.

Internet.org is an initiative led by Facebook targeting to provide free Internet access to areas of the world with no or limited internet access. Services offered by the internet.org app include those for education, health, work and communication. 

To avail of these services, just install the Internet.org Android app via Google Playstore or visit http://internet.org/ from your phone. The app is only applicable for Smart, Talk ‘n Text, and Sun Cellular subscribers since these telecome companies are the partners of Facebook in this campaign. Open the app and from there, a dialogue box will be displayed. Then, click Continue and turn on your mobile data connection. After that, the free services can now be used.

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