Offline eHealth mobile app for Tanzania
* We thank Claudia Dietze - CEO of Freiheit.com (Hamburg, Germany) for generously opening funding doors to our projects in tanzania*
Building up on extensive research done by Kids of Africa organization on children living in poverty and the support and great work of Safe space Co a social enterprise working to empower women; we are now working hand in hand to develop a solution that will reduce family cycles of poverty.
Lack of accessible health information and poor education have been the driving forces for major challenges in Africa that affects women and children including:-
- Continued family cycles of poverty due to unplanned large numbers of children.
- Unproductive communities of young women due to child/teen pregnancy where in sub saharan Africa 3 out of 10 young girls between 15 - 19 y/o are already mothers or pregnant with their first child.
- HIV /AIDS new infections are on a record high for youth between 16 - 25 yrs old.
- Avoidable deaths from communicable and noncommunicable diseases.
By putting our psychology and software engineering skills into work and utilizing our spare time - We are developing the first offline mobile application in Tanzania designed to enhance young girls' and parents' understanding of basic health, personal well being and career development. Our solution has the potential to reach more than 15 million users in Tanzania and 45 million in East Africa.
What we are Looking for
(i)Funding to facilitate registration of a new non profit org (that will combine both safe space co and kids of africa work and objectives)
(ii) Funding for Binti App development and pilot testing
BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION OF BINTI APP
MORE INFORMATION ON THE TECHNOLOGY - USSD
Early Mobile Internet Menus were designed around USSD. Early Mobile Feature Handsets supported USSD and the protocols required to interact with the Mobile Network.
USSD messages are up to 182 alphanumeric characters long. Unlike Short Message Service (SMS) messages, USSD messages create a real-time connection during a USSD session. The connection remains open, allowing a two-way exchange of a sequence of data. This makes USSD more responsive than services that use SMS
Sources for USSD text :
Please support us with funding, partnership and learning opportunities OR reach out to us at - email@example.com
We have not found an organisation to support us from Germany and unfortunately GoFundMe does not support Tanzania yet, hence the funds raised can not be directly transferred from the platform to our bank account.
On that note: We would also like to introduce Mr. Dennis Schridde – our project’s volunteer who is working hand in hand with us. Currently, he is trying to figure out ways to transfer the funds to Tanzania, consults advisors on taxes and legal compliances and assists donations related matters.
If you have suggestions or advice on the best ways we can handle this process, please, without hesitation, let us know.