What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)
Access to technology, Access to education/training, Access to economic opportunity, Policy change/advocacy.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Deaf women farmers are now able to access credit lines, market intelligence, buyers and farm inputs by use of their mobile phones. The market chain has been shortened and this has reduced money going to brokers so that deaf women farmers now recieve 86% of the price offered.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
To make deaf women farmers in Kenya appreciate the use of ICT for business purpose.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Deaf women farmers targeted for this project majority of them could not respond to short text services due to illiteracy. To overcome this, a transaction agent will be chosen in each farmer group to help the other members appreciate how to use the facility.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Enroll deaf women in the community to be part of this project
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
To partner with government and non governmental offices and enrol deaf women for this project around the country