Our Current Ventures
‘Chirp Alert’ is a new initiative we hope to introduce as a result of the conflict in Kenya – i.e. election and intercommunal violence, terrorists attacks, robbery and theft. With local, non-governmental organizations with LoRa technology, community members can receive instruction on how to deal with conflict and violence in their immediate surroundings. Our goal is to develop a preventive system of consistent and timely information that allows individuals to mitigate the damage done to their livelihoods.
Kijenzi seeks to improve the livelihood of people while avoiding the pitfalls of providing healthcare in low resource settings. Hospitals struggle with getting proper medical supplies and as a result, giving proper medical care. Kijenzi solves this by setting up local institutions with 3D printing capabilities that can create objects that can be sent to hospitals for medical care uses.
Green Briq is a venture with the goal of sustainability in mind. They take the invasive hyacinth plant that causes havoc to the local fishing industry, and turn it into flammable bricks that locals can use to heat stoves. Finding a sustainable heat source is difficult for locals due to restrictions on charcoal and firewood due to deforestation. They solve the problem of an invasive species as well as finding a sustainable source of fuel in one compact brick.
The goal of Produce Solutions is to reduce waste, maximize sales, and connect growers to a larger network of sellers. Through the use of field agents and an app, Produce Solutions will alert markets who are looking for fresh produce where to go and what to expect from that farm. This will allow for farmers to sell to a larger market and as a result, increase prices of their produce. This will also make it so sellers don’t waste time looking for fresh produce and they can sell produce they already have faster.
By the year 2020, it is expected that non-communicable diseases will overtake communicable diseases in total number of deaths in Kenya. In order to meet the standards of other medical facilities, clinics need a tool to better assess and respond to non-communicative diseases and show them the value of diagnostic expansion. The capabilities of the MDBT app and blood testing chip is a first step toward early diagnosis and treatment of both types of diseases.