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Zoomba

A platform for cashless exchange of goods and services, bartered through zoom.

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Due to the high unemployment caused by community lockdown, people will be out of cash. This app will turn their skills and material resources into valuable goods that can be traded. A zoom barter will take place after all goods and services are appraised in the app. 

What is the need are you focusing on?

There is a need to buy basic goods and services. We can put a standard price on everything. Uploaded by the users upon sign up, a list will be generated and priced, Users can shop and barter through the ZOOMBA platform fair held weekly in zoom meetings. There, a plumber can give his service in exchange for rice and eggs. A fitness instructor can buy an online derma consultation by coaching the doctor virtually. A baby sitter can get eggs and chicken .

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

In a remote island in the Philippines, a man, Caye Simpoo initiated traditional trading called barter by creating a facebook group called Siargao Barter. the main source of their income is tourism. Because of Covid-19, they are having economic difficulties. He intends to help the residents survive together through this. It is inspiring because of the sense of community it brings. They are standing together despite difficulties. https://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2020/04/siargao-folk-revive-bar

What is your profession?

Entrepreneur/industrial designer

Where are you located (country)?

Philippines

Where are you located (region)?

  • South-eastern Asia

Which industry do you work in?

  • Activist/Community Leader/Organizer
  • Arts/Entertainment
  • Communications/Visual Design
  • Designer(UX/CX/Design Research)
  • Education
  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Self Employed
  • Social Work

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

No

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Hi again Isaac, I have submitted this to your recommended challenge. Thank you very much for taking time to read my idea.

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