Activate the potential of families
Using mobile technology and social innovation, we help families overcome poverty in all its forms.
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.
John found out about the Poverty Stoplight online and decided he wanted to get his family and community out of poverty.
He found a Poverty Stoplight hub near his community that administered the self-evaluation survey, which he completed with his family and the help of a field worker.
John shared his experience with his neighbors and they decided to take the self-assessment too.
After using the app to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their community, John and his neighbors decided that access to clean water was their biggest priority and decided to work together with the Poverty Stoplight hub in the creation of a neighborhood committee that raised funds to acquire and maintain a drinking water supply system through a local provider.
After several months of working together, John and his neighbors were able to enjoy clean water in their homes.
By keeping their Poverty Stoplight dashboards, John and all the families in his community are constantly reminded of their strengths (greens) and feel motivated to keep working together towards their priority (reds and yellows), step by step.
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 then 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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