An App That Helps Low-Income Communities Navigate Disasters

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

AtmaConnect is a nonprofit organization that creates, develops, and implements technology tools to help poor urban communities build resilience to extreme weather, drought, and price shocks. Their AtmaGo app helps low-income communities in Indonesia connect to resources and to each other—improving access to basic needs, addressing chronic vulnerabilities, and warning each other when disaster strikes. AtmaGo is a kind of location-based social network, a localized opportunity for people to connect to around everything from day-to-day challenges to major disasters. 

Through participation in the Amplify program, AtmaConnect plans to refine and improve its mobile app, one that, though still quite young, has seen its user base spike to tens of thousands in the last year. Initially focused on Indonesia, it seeks to expand its services to be accessible to and appropriate for urban slum communities globally in the future.

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