This idea is a software platform (mobile and web).
It tackles the problem of limited economic opportunities in rural communities because poor road infrastructure limits movement and drives higher costs.
It addresses the problem by standardizing road data collection and coordinating manual labor to repair roads using a shovel and a cellphone. It intersects peace, prosperity, and planet.
3.4 billion people live in rural areas where dirt roads are the primary form of infrastructure. That's almost every other person on this planet. Routine tasks like fetching water or going to school might result in becoming stranded because of flooding caused by rain or traffic accidents. A journey to the emergency room at the hospital quickly spirals from minutes into hours. Farmers eager to switch to cash crops fear they will spoil before reaching the market. Refugees seeking to rebuild life realize there is almost nothing to start from.
Mobilized Construction is creating mobile software platform to enable dirt road repairs using manual labor. Organizations like governments, NGOs, businesses, and development agencies can use our software to gather road condition data, coordinate manual labor instead of using heavy machinery like graders, and pay individuals once repairs are completed.
Utilizing standardized data collection and mobile phones opens up the possibility that this can be scaled and localized to even the most rural regions of the world.