Our Work in Action
In Mali, Geekcorps volunteers built or refurbished radio stations on the edges of the Saharan desert, fashioning makeshift FM antennas out of soft drink bottles. The stations gave local communities an independent source of information and delivered messages and information about the democratic process that contributed directly to U.S. counter-terrorism objectives in the region.
In Tanzania, we developed a mobile app and desktop platform to help entrepreneurs and businesses find local business development services such as marketing, accounting, or financing. We engaged young volunteers from the African diaspora to advise on the design and user experience of BizFundi, which means “biz fixer” in Swahili.
In Sri Lanka, we are developing a mobile app to connect rural dairy farmers and processors with a range of products and services, from cattle feed to cold storage to artificial insemination services.