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Andrew Benson commented on Enabled Communities

Thanks a lot for your feedback all at the Kounkuey Design Initiative. Yes through innovation, the solution can reach a critical mass beyond its initial pilot communities to empower people and communities. I love the flip of the card to involve the less able replicating the idea by being able to give back. It provides opportunities for ripple effect, although that option might be discretionary for users of this category but its worth exploring. Largely, these categories of end users are beneficiaries, but they will be able to share thank you notes to those who give, give testimonies of how impacting the help has been, and engage in a conversation that inspires others to do good for the peace of our planet. This direct giving unravels in us that human side that good dwells in all of us and it is sometimes the sections of societal influences that sends folks adrift to do otherwise. Having been able to use technology for the greater good for close to two decades, I can attest that technology can help connect communities and change lives in a fashion that is quicker and effective. I think many will agree, but it is through channels like these that allow us to fill that gap and ease the pain.