Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact
The project will have substantial social benefits and no adverse social impacts. JETIME is proposed to conduct research to learn how WOMEN AND YOUTH can apply TECHNOLOGIES (mobile phone based) and the social web 2.0 site (computers based) to connect and empower people, create new job, reduce poverty and food insecurity and ensure communication from developing to rich countries.
It is expected to make an important positive contribution to Burundi community environmental conservation, increase income generation for 10 guardians’ families who will benefit from JETIME MICROLOANS to start a small MICRO BUSINESS program to generate revenue for feeding 1500 orphans children adopted in their home.
It will also reduce calling expenses for all customers in Burundi, a goal to achieve with at least 500.000
We will provide start-up loans from 5000 USD (10 loans of 100-250 USD for each guardian, plus USD 800 for the training sessions and remaining for web site, arranging offices and other local oversee for our small micro enterprise institute establishment with local administration and secure the account self-sustained). It will integrate rural NGOs AGRICULTURE chains, schools and National Counselling centres.
The JETIME Loans fund has also impacts to social positive impact to food security and access to other tree resources such as wood and fodder thus reducing the impact of the lack of and adequate access to forestry resources on people’s livelihoods. This will make important contributions to employment creation in community, providing incomes to beneficiaries as a poverty alleviation strategy and provide for an important opportunity for the beneficiaries to gainfully participate in community and national development.
Specific benefits include: (a) alleviate poverty, hunger and boost nutrition; (b) increase the capacity connectedness and communication using Mobile phone FREE CALLING, FREE SMS exchange between members of the community to address causes of socio-economic problems including natural resource management; (c) strengthening social cohesion and fostering the emergence of community-based activities.
Women and youth are the most vulnerable as far as the project is concerned. These will benefit in terms of nutrition, health awareness, and cultural events, increased household and personal incomes and provide a buffer to food insecurity; increase overall diversity in livelihoods and address economic, social and environmental concerns in a holistic and uniting fashion.
Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing
The digital divide that affects people in developing countries is more than just the lack of access to the internet and technologies. It also affects them in the lack access to financial aid opportunities to start small businesses and improve economic live hood. The lack of access to communication and information is a big problem to women farmer coalitions which are involved in agro-businesses in rural. They are becoming unemployed women and this situation increased factors driving women and youth poverty, malnutrition in Africa especially in Burundi or sub-Saharan countries. The main factors favorising unemployment, malnutrition and driving women poverty in Burundi have been identified and encompass:
(I) Lack of capital to start income generating activities
(II) Food insecurity and malnutrition
(III) Poor quality of INTERNET and lack of access to ICT
(IV) Poor skills in INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND ICT POLICIES (IGIP)
(V) Insufficient of economic enterprises of finance with youth credits schemes aimed at promoting women in Medium and Small Enterprises (MSEs)
After over 13 years in Burundi since 1993-2005 of instability and civil conflict that brought country into poverty. The country is characterized by the higher rates of malnourished, unemployed and women violence.
Big problems are also viewed in less involvement of women and youth in business and Job creation due to the lack of start-up financial resources. The internet and ICT have been a way for people worldwide to benefit from online story telling and create employment, generate income via e-businesses, e-marketing, e-commerce, e-learning and communication.
Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. What might prevent that success?
PHASE 0: Created Jeancka University Students Television And Radio Club (JUSTAR) with JETIME mobile communication and internet social network.
PHASE 1: Sponsor received from ECONET wireless to enable customers to call and exchange SMS for free in JETIME network.
PHASE2: Fund sponsor to book web site and promote it, find sponsors and stakeholder big foundation to collaborate.
PHASE3: Find an expert on designing social a device application (VoIP application) downloable from web site into any mobile phone and from web site into computers to enable free access to internet in Wi-Fi, Free SMS exchange, Post-paid calling (reduced fees), networking unlimited number of people in Face book, twitter, and other social network, paid or free access to BANK Account (transfer money)
PHASE4: Receive at least 5000 USD or EURO, run e-forum and identify 10 NGOs in Burundi to benefit from MICRO-CREDITS
PHASE5: Processes to launch micro finance and call for application (women and young entrepreneurs in Burundi)
PHASE6: Monitoring and evaluation of the project and ensure the sustainability of the project rests upon several key factors. Firstly, the project design places major emphasis on CAPACITY BUILDING of social entrepreneur women and youth members. Overall objective is to ensure that at the end of the implementation period, all major project stakeholders including beneficiaries and local council administrations have all increased their capacity to support SMALL BUSINESS AND AGRICULTURE, as well as ARTISTES.
PHASE7: Encourage and facilitate the beneficiaries of the project to form groups and constitute themselves into a Community Association, which provides opportunities to further manage the project.
Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible
-10 women coalition who support 1500 orphans are selected and youth entrepreneurs benefit from micro credit and are included into JUSTAR Television and Radio Club as well as in JETIME scheme for economic development. (20010-2011)
-A web site is booked, well designed for and device application for Mobile phone networking people is designed and integrated in our web site at least (December 2010)
-20 Farmers Groups or NGOs 20 in rural and urban of developing countries are selected as strategic partners from online story tellers.
-JETIME FOUNDATION and JUSTAR TELEVISION AND RADIO CLUB are promoted by Social changer maker, and at least 2 new collaborators or financing organisation are found. (2010-2011)
-Over 500.000 people in Burundi will be aware about JETIME, its partners and about mobile communication business and Technologies with problems related to women and human rights for children and women via awareness news (national radio and television), articles, journal, videos, workshops, (2010-2012)
-At least 10 PH.D expert in women, children, ICT, business, agriculture, environment, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition will be found and invited to join and help out online (2010-2012)
-Web site and mobile device included it into larger search engineer for mobile phone user and computer
-New society of internet and Technologies JETIME FOUNDATION being promoted
- JUSTAR TELEVISION AND RADIO CLUB promoted
-At least 2 emissions are designed on DVDs, CD and broadcasted at National and international Channel TV and Radio
-20 Journal and articles produced and distributed.
If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?
To improve public policy in CHILD HUMAN RIGHTS using “MOBILE PHONE, INTERNET AND ICT”.
1. Engaging people in economic activities through meetings, gatherings, workshops and seminars
2. developing news Medium and small Enterprises (MSEs) using small activities with higher impacts.
3.Building sustainable partnerships, working in mentoring, complementary strategies
4.Engaging people in E-courses on Internet Governance and ICT policy courses that improve policies in humanitarians and economic issues