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Help Feed the Destitute

To provide food services for the destitute.

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What is the need are you focusing on?

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on the global economy especially for developing countries like Nigeria, whose economy was already fragile. The most affected are persons that rely on day to day activities for their daily bread,what we call here "hand to mouth". As the country has a high self-employment rate.It is sad to note that in this period of lock down many house hold are suffering of food starvation, young children and the aged don't have access to 3 square meals a day because they are  yet to receive/participant in the the palliative measures put in place by the Government.This is to assist the efforts of the government to mitigate the effects of the lock down.This idea is aimed at helping the government reach out to people who are yet to receive palliative measures by providing free food services to the destitute through online sites, where people can report locations where palliatives are yet to reach and where hunger is a big challenge.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing an actual pivot your organization has already made

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

The effect of the enforced lockdown put in place to flatten the curve of the pandemic is affecting citizens of Nigeria. This idea is to reach out to people and offer them hope by providing a basic need for them (food) via the help of modern technology.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

If this solution is implemented, it will aid to flatten the curve of COVID-19 as people will adhere to instructions given by government to sit at home and avoid social interactions. Thereby reducing the chances of catching the virus and spreading it to their loved ones and the community at large because one of their basic needs has been met. It will also reduce the stress level of citizens which will also help to reduce the rate of violence towards women and teenagers.

What is the name of your business or organization?


What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

We are a Non-governmental organization, we empower teenagers and ensure they live above decadence and led through positive influence.

What is your profession?

Program manager

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Western Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 1-2 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Nonprofit/NGO

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

We need tech developers to help build sites through which people can report locations where destitutes are and where palliatives from the government are yet to reach. We also need to partner with NGO'S in different states to enable a fast and active response team.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Raising funds

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

Everyone needs someone

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?


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Photo of Faith Abeyi

Great thoughts. Sure this will help reduce under age labour and child abuse. Well done.