Activate the potential of families, businesses and communities
Using mobile technology and social innovation, we help people design their own strategy out of poverty.
What is the Poverty Stoplight?
The Stoplight is a tool that seeks to activate the potential of families and communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Using a technology platform, it offers a self-assessment survey and intervention model that enables people to develop practical solutions to overcome their specific needs.
We work with organizations from different sectors around the world and bring together a network of powerful actors with one clear mission: eliminate poverty worldwide.
The Stoplight Community is comprised of government agencies, private companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, non-profits, cooperatives, microfinance organizations, academic institutions, and sports clubs, among others.
An organization finds out about the Stoplight and, based on their objectives and capacity, chooses if they want to use the Stoplight in their organization and/or become a distributor of the tool.
The organization signs an agreement and receives training on the technology and methodology. They choose their target population and embed the Stoplight into their programming.
Families from their target population complete the self-assessment survey, which helps them not only to become aware of their situation, but also to visualize a life where all indicators are green.
Out of all indicators marked red or yellow, families select the ones they want to improve first. An integrated intervention model helps families reflect on possible causes for these reds and yellows as a basis to design their own poverty elimination strategy.
With the support of the organization and their intervention plan, families identify solutions to address the indicators they have selected. While leveraging resources available within themselves, their community, and other organizations, families remain the central agents of change.
After working on their solutions, families update their self-assessment survey. In this way, they are able to see their progress and select new priorities to improve next. The organization, on their side, can monitor their results and learn from successful strategies.
By identifying their priority areas and making a Life Map, families are able to connect with the resources they require to address their needs. Businesses, nonprofits, and government programs that administer the survey may use the data to inform their programming and connect families with solution-providers.
Stoplights in the world
Our vision is a world without poverty where we all want to live.
Our mission is to activate the potential of families to discover practical and innovative solutions to improve their life in all aspects.
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