Chris, C.E.O at eLengo, first visited Swahilipot Hub to talk about textbook for change. He got back in touch with Swahilipot Hub regarding eLengo, a community of farmers. He was interested in working with Swahilipot Hub to solve one problem he was facing within eLengo’s community of farmers.
eLengo was faced with the challenge of sharing information to the farmers. The community was already communicating in facebook and WhatsApp groups but there needed to be a way for the farmers to easily receive information from eLengo. We decided to host a hackathon with the community members. Over 40 participants who worked in teams to brainstorm how we could better use technology to curate and spread knowledge amongst our growing farmer community. 🌾
The winning team received Kshs. 15,000 cash prize from eLengo. This partnership is important to us as we believe this kind of partnerships will build the community capacity and problem solving skills.