Intern Speak: Two young grad students describe their journey with Awaaz.De

At Awaaz.De we are always welcoming new ideas and new people interested in making a difference through technology. Awaaz.De is also playing a major role in cultivating the startup ecosystem in Ahmedabad. So when Anmol and Shoghi, grad students from Ahmedabad University, expressed their interest in working with us and learning about making a positive … Continue reading Intern Speak: Two young grad students describe their journey with Awaaz.De

Awaaz.De provides IVRS platform for Mahila Housing SEWA Trust

Beginning in early 2015, Mahila Housing Sewa Trust (MHT), a NGO founded in Ahmedabad, engaged Awaaz.De as technology partner. MHT works for water access, sanitation and equal housing in 200 urban slum areas all over Ahmedabad. Awaaz.De worked with MHT to integrate Streams, our group voice messaging service, with MHT's housing board project that entails payment … Continue reading Awaaz.De provides IVRS platform for Mahila Housing SEWA Trust

Streams for government transparency and citizen's rights

Starting a couple months back, a number of Streams started sprouting up in Bihar, AP, and Maharashtra, created by organizations we hadn't heard of. Without our knowing or intervention, these groups set up and began broadcasting information regarding India's NREGA program (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) in their local communities. We were both … Continue reading Streams for government transparency and citizen's rights

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Stream

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) aims to strengthen the agricultural sector by providing farmers access to innovative technologies and agricultural education through vocational training programs led by scientists and agricultural experts.  An initiative directed by the Indian council of Agricultural Research to demonstrate the application of science and technology through agricultural research and education for farmers, … Continue reading Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Stream

Event Management With Streams

Earlier this year, The Economic Times hosted its annual Power of Ideas event at IIM-Ahemdabad. Power of Ideas (POI) is India’s largest entrepreneurship development program. It seeks to create a culture of innovation in the country by encouraging individuals with a business idea and connecting them with relevant mentors and investors. Awaaz.De helped the POI … Continue reading Event Management With Streams

Anganwadi Stream

Neetaben is an Anganwadi (pre-school) program coordinator at Manav Sadnha. One of her struggles is communicating with the 80+ Anganwadi teachers she manages, who work in different slums across Ahmedabad. These ladies mostly have no email addresses, speak Gujarati, and have limited experience with SMS. Typically, Neetaben would dispatch written circulares (telegrams) hand-delivered to coordinate and communicate about … Continue reading Anganwadi Stream

Avaaj Otalo Adds To Our Traditional Farm Practices

Babubhai Keraliya is one of Avaaj Otalo's early adopters. He farms 20 acres in Rajkot district in Gujarat, and farms cotton, castor, groundnut, cumin, and more. He is an advanced farmer, but as he shares in this interview, has improved his farming practices through using AO. Babubhai explains how he used to rely on practices … Continue reading Avaaj Otalo Adds To Our Traditional Farm Practices

Avaaj Otalo Helps Farmer Conserve Seeds and Water

Okhiben is a regular Avaaj Otalo user living in Nanol village, Tharsad taluka (block), Banaskantha district. She grows grows cumin (jeeru), mustard (raido), and castor (divela) on her 9-acre farm. We recently interviewed her about her experience using Avaaj Otalo. She reported that AO helped her improve her cumin planting and water application technique. She … Continue reading Avaaj Otalo Helps Farmer Conserve Seeds and Water

I am improving year after year

Our user stories series continues with this one from Avaaj Otalo user Narshibhai. Narshibhai farms six acres in the village of Limbav, Banaskantha district. He's currently growing winter crops: wheat (ghau), castor (divela), sorghum (gowar), and millet (bajra). He has been using Avaaj Otalo since 2008. Hear Narshibahi talk about how AO has benefited his … Continue reading I am improving year after year