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CoVood: sharing through food

Creating a platform where people can transform the price of their usual takeout coffee into food for medical workers and those in need

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Inspired by a broadcast message on WhatsApp regarding how to do a "mini-charity" during COVID outbreak. Online motorcycle delivery "ojek" drivers form a huge part of the Indonesian urban workforce, and currently they, along with small businesses, daily laborers, and FnB establishments, are facing a huge drop in earnings, threatening their very livelihood. This broadcast message urged those ordering meal delivery services to order food for the deliverers themselves, therefore giving back in a simple and contactless way. CoVood is a platform connecting donors, deliverers, small FnB businesses, and those in need; creating business opportunity and fulfilling the need of all.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I realized that this pandemic isn't just about us medical workers, but also about a quarter of the world's population experiencing their world being thrown upside down. I aimed to do more to help this segment of society very much in need during these precarious times.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Instagram and broadcast messages

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization
  • Word of Mouth
  • Employer

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

How it economically affects the livelihood of ordinary people, and ways we can do more for them as well

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Mid to lower economic classes of society, those with unstable jobs or daily earnings, who might not also get the complete information regarding COVID-19 due to their lack of online connectedness

What is your current profession?

Emergency room doctor

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?



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