Having personally heard countless stories and seen many manageable situations that turned desperate then tragic, I then decided to begin the Agiza project in July of 2017. Since, I have learnt more about the current emergency response and previous efforts to solve existing problems including known challenges. This knowledge has been incorporated in the development of Agiza Rescue. When fully deployed, with the cooperation from emergency service providers this will transform emergency response in Kibera.
I faced many challenges in the feasibility stage while trying to obtain the correct information because most officials didn’t understand my project. I was eventually able to overcome this challenge after developing a demo app to help explain Agiza Rescue that led to the officials being cooperative. I also obtained contacts that will be useful during the final stages of project development. As the sole software developer, I have been financing Agiza Rescue from my savings because hosting charges were not too high. As I prepare for the next stage which will require more funds to be successful, WOAN has played a key role through its financial commitment to Agiza Rescue.