Winning Projects 2011: Fight Poverty, Hunger & Disease

  • Winner

    Maternal Mortality

    Maternal Mortality is a web application maternalmortalityportal.org designed to raise awareness about and to provide a platform for interaction among health workers to facilitate the achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5: Improvement of maternal health. Some of the special features of this application include surveys/polls prepared by health-workers for their colleagues, as an informal way of collating data on maternal health, before certified figures are published by the World Bank and other statistical authorities. Maternal Mortality also features a display of each country's...
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    Kherna

    Kherna is a social networking platform for organizations devoted to good causes, including charity and development. Kherna has a mission to use technology to reach needy people quickly and efficiently. Instead of using the usual offline marketing channels such as TV, radio, or magazines, Kherna provides an online platform where civil society organizations post their updates for online users to see their activities and services in real-time. The interactive portal provides a compelling experience that engages the audience in activities and regions they are interested in, allowing them to...
  • Winner

    MDG's Campus Challenge - The Challenge that wants to change your world.

    The project  MDG’s Campus Challenge targets university students from 18 to 30, inviting them to get their communities, university colleagues, relatives, and friends involved in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Based on the ONE Campus Challenge Project (http://www.one.org/campus/), the project mobilizes participants to get active locally for change globally. Fifty teams with 3-5 members, totalling 250 participants across the country, responded to challenges from over 60 provided, getting points according to a ranking scale. The challenges included asking the president of the student...
  • Runner-Up

    Hopeland

    Poverty and hunger is a global issue not limited by borders or to regions. This is something that hence needs to be tackled both on the ground level, and on the global scale. We are trying to provide this global face to the issue, and through this, support the ground level projects being undertaken around the world. We have decided to create a new country called Hopeland to raise awareness about issues of poverty & hunger in a unique way. Anyone around the world can be a citizen. This also simultaneously allows for regional networking on specific regional projects among the citizens....
  • Runner-Up

    Pellital Microfinance Institution

    Pellital Microfinance Institution
    Microfinance is the supply of financial services, such as loans, savings, insurance, and credit, to poor and low-income clients. Pellital is a Microfinance Institution (MFI) through which individuals lend money to poor women in the rural village of Agnam-Goly in Senegal. MfI’s benefit low income individuals and families by requiring little or no collateral to receive a loan. Any individual can loan to an MFI, and in the case of Pellital, they will be repaid in full within sixteen months. The women that receive the loans pay back the loan plus a small amount of interest to cover the...