World Vision

Enable Global Impact: A Marketplace For Connecting Donors to Real Needs

Build a system to enable people to make a global impact by offering their time, talent, or resources to deliver goodness in the world.

This Challenge is Presented by:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

To create jobs and alleviate poverty.

Project Representative

Vanessa Cacho
Project Lead

Elwood Matthews
Project Lead

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World Vision is building a global marketplace to connect donors to those in need. This challenge has three specific areas of focus and #HACK2021 teams can focus on just one area or choose to focus on multiple areas.

The Challenge

Anastase is a farmer in Nyange, Rwanda. Ending extreme poverty for Anastase and his town depends on his and his neighbors’ ability to practice sustainable agriculture on their farms. To do this, Anastase needs to replace badly damaged farm equipment before the harvest.

The church in Nyange knows of Anastase’s needs. The church is a trusted partner of an online global marketplace that connects global needs with global donors. The church opens a campaign on behalf of Anastase, asking for help in replacing this critical farming equipment.

Isabel lives in Germany. She is looking for how she might use her resources to bless others. She comes across the need for farming equipment posted by Anastase’s church. Through the online marketplace, Isabel donates the money needed to cover the cost of replacing Anastase’s equipment.

The church receives the funds and purchases the replacement equipment for Anastase. Harvest season arrives.

This marketplace not only facilitates monetary or resource donations but will also facilitate the donation of time (volunteering) and ProBono services.

This project is the brainchild of World Vision, which is working toward eradicating extreme poverty. The marketplace has been designed. User stories have been written. Wireframes have been drawn up. But it hasn’t been built… yet. All it needs now are some bright and enthusiastic technologists to build the MVP.

This global challenge from World Vision focuses on building out the MVP for this global marketplace project, particularly as it relates to partner vetting, micro-volunteering, and impact measuring. The time for #HACK2021 participants to make a global impact is now.

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About World Vision

World Vision is committed to ending extreme poverty and laying the foundation for every child to experience Jesus’ promise of life in all its fullness (John 10:10). Ending extreme poverty is a priority not only for World Vision. By 2030, as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, global leaders aim to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere.

As a child-focused organization, World Vision sees children as a community’s most precious resource and central to addressing poverty. Since poverty is different in each context, World Vision works with communities, families, local leaders, and children themselves to identify solutions and transform lives.

Interested in working on this challenge?

We are excited for a variety of solutions to be developed for this challenge during #HACK2021. We are so glad you want to bring your unique skills and expertise to this challenge. Thank you!

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