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RUDI

a blockchain based platform allowing local NGO's and charities in Africa to gain global funding and aid the local fight against Covid-19

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RUDI was created to be a hands on solution to the most pressing issues in the giving space in Africa and other developing economies utilizing blockchain and the strong mobile money infrastructure to deliver a unique and different approach to social impact giving.

Local charities and NGO's are soon to be overwhelmed in the fight against Covid-19. We have seen massive support already but concerns will always arise on accountability especially in many African countries where corruption is rife. Our solution, by utilizing blockchain ensures full traceability and transparency of funds. Our model utilizes the strong mobile money network such as MPESA to ensure funds are remitted directly into the hands of those who need it the most.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Shortage of aid funding for local charities and NGO's who are aiding the fight against Covid-19

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

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

using blockhain technology to increase transparency, accountability in the donating process.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

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

Our solution increases transparency, those who donate get a clear picture of where there funds go, where they are being used e.g buying sanitizer. The recepient organizations in return get a wider access of potential donors by incorporating the blockchain community, alternate sources of funding (incorporation of crypto currency) and the remittance directly into mobile money such as MPESA (Kenya).

What is the name of your business or organization?

Blockchain for Africa

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

we aim to bring in disruptive technology to various African markets- Blockchain, AI to improve efficiency, accountability and transparency in the process.

What is your profession?

Sustainable Energy Professional

Where are you located (country)?

Zambia and Kenya

Where are you located (region)?

  • Eastern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting
  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Social Enterprise

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

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Loans
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

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.

technical support to build out an MVP to take our idea to the next level of development.

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

financial constraints and lack of access to developers

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

yes, have applied for digital aid to help us develop our platform

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