Updated Mar 02, 2018

Mobilized Construction

http://www.mobilizedconstruction.com
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Snapshot

Stage 3: Proof of Concept

We completed our first project in Uganda by helping build a road to the local maternal health clinic to increase mothers’ access to the facilities. Taxi fares to the clinic decreased by 50%, meaning pregnant mothers can visit for checkups more frequently because it costs less. Travel time also decreased by half, meaning in emergencies, mothers can reach the Shanti clinic in 7 minutes versus 15 minutes before. Lastly, vehicles on the road increased 400%, meaning individuals were taking the road more often and reaching more remote areas of the community. This reduces the cost of seed and fertilizer lower the likelihood crops spoil before reaching the stalls.

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Environment and 5 MoreSEE MORE

Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Environment, Health, Housing and Infrastructure, Good Governance, Public-Private Partnerships and ResilienceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya and Uganda

Kenya and UgandaSEE LESS

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Mission and Vision

We completed our first project in Uganda by helping build a road to the local maternal health clinic to increase mothers’ access to the facilities. Taxi fares to the clinic decreased by 50%, meaning pregnant mothers can visit for checkups more frequently because it costs less. Travel time also decreased by half, meaning in emergencies, mothers can reach the Shanti clinic in 7 minutes versus 15 minutes before. Lastly, vehicles on the road increased 400%, meaning individuals were taking the road more often and reaching more remote areas of the community. This reduces the cost of seed and fertilizer lower the likelihood crops spoil before reaching the stalls.

Innovation Description

Mobilized Construction is a technology company that is disrupting the way dirt roads are built, monitored, and maintained across Kenya, Africa, and eventually the developing world. By using our software platform, governments can use labor-based road construction in place of heavy machinery. This not only creates hundreds of jobs in local communities, but reduces the costs of road construction by 80 to 90%.
How does your innovation work?
Our proprietary software platform offers government transportation departments two services. First is road data collection and intelligence. Governments use smartphones to measure road topography (bumpiness) and collect images and videos to create maps of rural areas road conditions. Second is project management software to create micro-contracts to distribute work to local individuals for labor-based construction and maintenance. This tracks daily progress of field construction workers and contractors. Lastly, road repairs are certified as complete by measuring road conditions again and wages are transferred to individuals via mobile payments like M-Pesa.

Competitive Advantage

By using our software platform, governments can use labor-based road construction in place of heavy machinery. This not only creates hundreds of jobs in local communities, but reduces the costs of road construction by 80 to 90%. What this means practically is children walking to school more safely, mothers and families reaching hospitals faster and cheaper, and farmers reaching markets to sell crops like bananas and avocados before they spoil. By improving roads, we can unlock the potential of rural communities, open up access for all, and ultimately build roads to end poverty.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are building software so scalability is embedded into our operations. We aim to reach even the most remote regions with just a shovel and a cellphone.
We completed our first project in Luwero, Uganda February 2016 and have secured a second project in Siaya County in Western Kenya. We are planning for a 50-100km pilot to begin the second half of 2017 and are currently fundraising to pay for labor costs. Given the fast-follower nature of Kenyan politics and clarity from August elections, we are confident we can quickly expand to an additional 3-4 counties within 6 months of shovels breaking ground.

Milestones

Oct 2012
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$100,000
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Launched
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Uganda
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New Country
Kenya
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