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Zote – Break Poverty Hackathon Solution Demo | Kevin James Hunt
Back in November, my project partner Oksana and I took part in the Break Poverty Hackathon by Devs Without Borders. Over 120 developers in Toronto connected with over 60 developers in Nairobi to develop solutions for low income rural areas in Kenya. The solutions were all focused on using the emergence of mobile technologies to expand education, business, and farming in impoverished areas. Our focus was to bring medical knowledge and education to areas with little to no access to the internet but at least basic cellular service. In some areas, the only way to access relevant and sometimes time-sensitive information is by visiting the clinic, which can be anywhere from 100-400 km away. If professional help is unavailable, patients are left uninformed, and potentially untreated, as access to emergency services like ambulances is unreliable. Our project, Zote aimed to fill the large gap in information delivery in a reliable, targeted and timely manner to reduce the health burden on the