Owino Internet is a social network facility aimed at providing affordable internet connection to the Rural and Urban women for as cheap as possible to help them boost their household savings.
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A propos de votre organisation
Uganda, MUK, Kampala
Pays dans lesquels ce projet crée un impact social
Uganda, MUK, Kampala
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Depuis combien de temps votre organisation opère-t-elle ?
Moins d'un année
Votre organisation a-t-elle reçu des récompenses ou des prix ? Si oui, indiquez-nous lesquels.
Basically Owino Internet is an Idea that was conceived early this year and was put in practice to provide affordable internet to rural and urban women and other Minorities. It hasnt received awards yet but we are looking around for a boost with publicity to enhance all forth coming hopes and dreams.
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Croissance (votre pilote fonctionne et commence à prendre de l'ampleur)
Depuis combien de temps le projet existe-t-il ?
En place depuis moins d'un an
Parmi les propositions suivantes, laquelle décrit le mieux les obstacles que votre projet tente de surmonter ? Jusqu'à deux réponses possibles
Le besoin : quel problème tentez-vous de résoudre ?
The Internet has become a basic human right in addition to FOOD Shelter and Clothes but many Internet Providers do not put this in consideration when stipulating their prices. maternity costs in many medical facilities are still abnormally high yet women need to communicate with those who can help them via internet that is expensive. many girls who fail to make it to the class room due to one reason or the other cant even access the internet to research because its so costly for students. Even when some companies make offers, not everyone gets to know about them because they are busy trying to make ends meet, hence they continue paying high costs for Internet.
La solution: quelle solution proposez-vous ? Soyez précis !
To lobby in all media houses for affordable internet and provide it on our OWINO MARKET page. To buy second hand Internet Modems from those who have better connection opportunities and provide them for purchase for as cheap as possible. To provide FREE internet DATA BUNDLES to pregnant women using some of the profits got from the normal sales. To lobby on twitter and other social networking sites for any investor that can develop the concept of OWINO INTERNET to become a HOT SPOT.
Le système : décrivez un exemple spécifique montrant de quelle façon votre initiative fonctionne ; indiquez vos principales activités.
For example One telecom company in Uganda that provides Internet is called Orange, it charges $ 10 for 500MB of Data, but there is another company AIRTEL UGANDA that has a promotional product where it delivers 1.5GB of DATA to those who are aware of the promotion , at the price of $ 1 in installments of 500MB per month. This is the one that I highlight for Internet users to purchase and use meaningfully, hence saving a lot of funds for other basic needs of Food, Shelter and Clothes, including Medicine. Since its a big bundle for a fairly high fee, I incur the costs of activation, transport and advertising and charge $ 10 which would buy 500MB but instead give 1.5GB and use the profits to cover operational costs as well as giving FREE bundles of 1.5GB to the PREGNANT women who have medical evidence.
Le marché : qui sont vos collègues et vos concurrents ? Identifiez les autres personnes qui travaillent à répondre au même besoin et indiquez ce qui vous différencie d'elles. Comment ces concurrents pourraient-ils influencer votre réussite ou votre croissance ?
My peers are many University Students, Business persons, families and young people alike. Each week I connect over 10 people from various categories of life and they still want something more. I keep track of their addresses and contacts such that in future I update them with a text message if I come up with any new innovation. My competitors are the Large telecom companies that make adjustments in their offers and throw us off the market because we are not fully independent. If we were not parasites we would create a bigger impact in the society. Our success relies on what offers these telecom companies bring forward. If the offers are not Good then our goal is dead. This is why i have not stopped lobbying for an investor or financier to come up and boost our dream plan.
This Entry is about (Issues)
Quelle(s) solution(s) votre projet propose-t-il pour améliorer la vie des femmes et des jeunes filles en recourant aux technologies ? (plusieurs réponses possibles)
Accès à la technologie, Accès à l'éducation/la formation, Accès aux opportunités économiques.
Jusqu'à ce jour, quels résultats a obtenu votre projet ?
By providing affordable Internet, we have triggered further research and economic activities. Many ladies sell our sim cards and earn 1 dollar per sim card which is 2400/= and worth a meal in Uganda. The ladies also have an opportunity to use our sim card internet data bundle and as such save the $ 10 and more that they would spend on expensive Data bundles. In addition to this, they are able to get access to communication and information affordable and divert their recurrent expenditure focus to health and development than high cost internet bundles. For the Free connection to Pregnant ladies, then they can save some money to cater for their medical and maternity issues, and as such prepare for their unborn baby.
Quelles sont vos prévisions en termes d'impact au cours des trois prochaines années?
In the next 1-3 years I see Owino Internet growing to become a larger domestic name in as far as Internet is concerned. I am still lobying for an investor to boost its activities by helping set up an Internet Hot Spot in Kampala city where all those who cant afford the Telecom charges can use this media of communication. Kampala city has so many schools and this Hot spot could boost education and enhance girl child education by indirectly cutting down costs of communication. We must remember that girls or ladies actually have much more needs than Men. When costs of living go up, women are much more vulnerable to evil traps and other compromise that endanger their lives. We must put this in the spotlight of all our activities. When women have easy access to social facilities, men are happy.
Quels sont les obstacles qui risquent de freiner votre projet ? Comment pensez-vous les surmonter ?
The Major barrier are that we have not found an investor to transform us into a Hot Spot and as such independent of the Telecom offers that we rely on. If the Telecom costs are high, we have less to offer the communities. However, we have not sat down, every day we are on twitter and other social networking sites, lobbying for any investor to boost us either by transforming us into a Hot spot, or a self reliant Internet Service Provider by donating modems to the poor women that they pay for in installments by using our network. We as such plan to overcome them by raising our antennas higher for any opportunities that may come up rhyming with our interests and goals.
Les meilleures propositions possèdent un programme solide détaillant leurs prévisions pour atteindre et suivre leurs objectifs de croissance. Identifiez vos objectifs à 6 mois pour accroître vos résultats
Définissez les trois tâches principales à accomplir pour atteindre ces objectifs à six mois
Building awareness for OWINO INTERNET such that many more women and other people come to learn about it
Making OWINO INTERNET National and not just in the city, by opening up outlets all over the country where there is electricity.
Continue to loby for an investor to brand us further by building our dream of a HOT SPOT in Kampala City
Et maintenant, voyez les choses en plus grand ! Identifiez vos objectifs à 12 mois
Définissez les trois tâches principales à accomplir pour atteindre vos objectifs à 12 mois
Acquiring affordable Media Publicity
Expansion to cover all areas in need
Incorporating OWINO INTERNET in every household and also cuting down costs further to meet the growing demand.
Création de l'organisation : nous voulons tout savoir sur votre déclic. Expliquez-nous oú et quand les fondateurs se sont rendu compte que cette solution possédait un véritable potentiel pour changer le monde.
Tushabe Henry's girl friend Treasure was finding it hard to meet daily internet costs and when he built pressure on his boyfriend (me) we decided to look into the matter by establishing a social platform where people can access affordable internet IDEAS from a social networking site. As such I had to take the initiative to look at any possible offers from any Telecom companies and make them available to other people who may also be in our shoes. This further developed into a small business which is mainly manned by women who sell the DATA BUNDLES in our outlets. None of them now goes without Lunch.
Quels sont vos différents partenariats ?
Like I said, OWINO INTERNET is not self reliant, it basically relies on any available offers of INTERNET PROMOTION offers from the large telecom companies. When these offers are not there, we are dead. This is why we need someone to rescue us by making us independent via establishing a HOT SPOT that we control our selves.
Expliquez plus en détails les besoins et les offres indiqués ci-dessus ou proposez un type d'aide non mentionné dans la liste
Its a lot of work and i like it. Well in as far as Investment is concerned, this is what I have mentioned over and over again that If we got an investor to boost our activities, it would work as a pedestal to setting up a HOTSPOT for the rural and urban poor alike, of which women are always the largest population. Regarding Pro-bono, we would love to have it registered and legal.