Technology
 Kenya
Project #7307

Kabissa - Connecting 1600+ Organizations (2012)

by Kabissa - Space for Change in Africa

Summary

Through our online platform, Kabissa (our name means absolutely in kiswahili) connects a network of over 1600 nonprofit organizations and 4000 individuals working in Africa for networking and peer learning. Kabissa members work throughout Africa on advocacy, healthcare, education, poverty and more.
$725
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

African organizations that provide community services and advocacy on crucial issues, especially small ones at the grassroots level, struggle to take advantage of the Internet and associated technologies. Regular access to the Internet is hard to come by. Because of this, workers in organizations are unable to learn useful tech skills or come up with creative ideas for using technology to support their mission.

Solution

Kabissa (which means "completely" in Kiswahili) is an online platform run by volunteers, where people and organizations working in Africa maintain their own profile pages, participate in group blogs and learn about relevant technological tools and strategies. The 1,600 African organizations currently in our network are strengthened through their improved presence on the Internet and capacity to use technology, thereby resulting in programs of greater of quality and sustainability.

Long-Term Impact

We recently concluded our photo competition where our member organizations were invited to showcase their incredible work and the impact it has had in the communities they serve. This year's winner was a submission by Mozambikes, Limitada. Mozambikes amplifies the developmental impact of bicycles by building and selling high quality low price bicycles. At Kabissa we aim to support the important work of organizations like Mozambikes.

Resources

http:/​/​www.kabissa.org
Kabissa at a Glance
Kabissa Community Blog
Kabissa on Twitter
Kabissa on Facebook

Organization Information

Kabissa - Space for Change in Africa

Location: Bainbridge Island, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.kabissa.org
Kabissa - Space for Change in Africa
Project Leader:
Tobias Eigen
tobiaseigen@gmail.com
Bainbridge Island, WA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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