This question comes from @gabrielmariteoletuke of SWEAT Development Programme (Sunya Ward Education And Training) in Tanzania, who requested that I post this because his internet connection is currently too low to use the forum:
Does anyone in the network have ideas on how SWEAT can get 5 laptops for staff use? For the time being we are using 2 old laptops.
We have requested support from InterConnection, which provides laptops for $99 USD and desktops for $79 USD, with a minimum order of 5 computers. Costs do not include shipping costs. Does this seem like a good deal? Are there other sources of computers that other NGOs or CBOs have used in the past?
Are there any sources of funding that could go towards supporting purchase of computers?
[More about InterConnection: Since 1999 InterConnection has been helping underserved communities around the world gain access to technology. InterConnection specializes in charitable computer reuse and has shipped tens of thousands of computers to non-governmental organizations, schools and technology projects in 40 countries and all 50 U.S. states.]