Grassroot problems require simplistic solutions. There is no scarcity of problems at the bottom of the pyramid, things like non-availability of appropriate nutrition, education, basic livelihood, shelter, and much more. Despite a large group of social workers, charitable institutions, non-government organizations, self-help groups, and individual contributors not everyone in need gets served.
Ek Prayas, an endeavor of 366Pi, is an attempt to bridge the gap between social workers and the segment of society in need of food. Technological intervention for hunger elimination is the underlying objective. The app will be free to download and use.
It's a very basic mobile app enabling following services:
1. Donor: Anyone willing to donate eatables (Raw Food) will be able to do so by simply registering as a donor.
2. Volunteer: People working on delivering donated items to the recipients up to the last mile.
The app also leverages & integrates with the existing infrastructures like public distribution systems (managed by the respective state governments), mobile-based OTP authentication, and more.
There will be a unique "Ek Prayas" app for every city, integrating the local list of volunteers, donors, PDS, and respective institutions. In the current phase, the app is specifically built for the city of Ranchi, the capital of the state of Jharkhand, India.