Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Hands on Home solutions App

Published on August 2, 2021 um 18:09

Explain your idea in details:

During this Covid 19 lock down people are working from home therefore getting all services through calls to service providers. I realized it is very difficult to get reliable technicians of simple repairs in our homes like plumber for or kitchen sinks and toilets, mechanics for cars, electric repair, Home hair do and beauty etc. HOSSAPP Application shall solve all this problems using our mobile phones. Competent technicians in the different fields shall upload their details, location and identification. Once the customers have downloaded the app they will select their services, choose a technician near them and make a call. They will even log in the problem so the technician can go prepared to solve it. The app shall be absolutely free however there is a one off charge after services are given. Just like the Uber cabs it shall be very convenient and cheap in the long run.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

HOSSAPP application targets Competent young people who are seeking for jobs and all households in different localities needing their vocational skills services like an electrical fault repair, a leaking pipe repair or a jammed car etc. We shall measure success when we have over 100 competent technicians who have uploaded their details ready to work and the get calls to go and repair at households. Our technicians shall have uniform so that we mitigate against the risk of theft. This idea will eventually impact positively over 100000 households and young people.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

My business model shall include identification of competent artisans in different skills. Training them how to use the application so that they can upload their details and identification. I will then market the app to the community members so that they can use it whenever they have a need. Financing shall be from our savings and donations from local collaborators like Safaricom who we shall identify and involve in the development of the app. We shall also collaborate with technical training institutions and local seasoned artisans.

Your profile

I am very passionate about ending extreme poverty in our rural communities. During this Covid 19 pandemic its necessary to use digital skills to get our services at hand. Digital skills will form a great part of transforming household economy in this hard times. I believe with good leadership and mentorship households can be financially independent and their economic status will change for the better. I am a visionary leader who creates an organizational blue print for achieving the organizational goals. I see beyond ambiguity and challenges. I embrace change and contrast.. I inspire and empower. I believe in transformation therefore I take initiative to look for solutions as a role model. I believe that if we work together we can eliminate poverty and create jobs.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

Training digital skills to young people

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October 30, 2021 16:01

This is a fantastic idea, and entrepreneurs and investors have only recently begun to pay attention to this sector. However, this business model of on-demand service, in which users book any service (like plumbers, carpenters, or technicians in your case), is clearly successful for low risk/low importance services (from a user perspective), such as UBER for transportation or AMAZON for delivery, but when it comes to high risk services, such as a person entering your home for maintenance or repairing your expensive devices, such as mobile phones or tablets, the model has been less successful more often than not. Many case studies illustrating this issue while discussing many startups in the same industry can be found online. Would like to know how you are going to approach this sector differently.

Maryanne Wanjuhi Kamau

October 20, 2021 11:35

Thank you Ibrahim am working on this app hoping for the best outcome. Currently am in the piloting phase distributing it among technicians and households as well.

October 20, 2021 09:05

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve >> The fear of failure. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

October 5, 2021 21:26

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, It is the courage to continue that counts.

Your idea is very smart and practical.

October 4, 2021 18:32

HOSSAPP Application idea can be a tech-friendly app especially in the midst of pandemic. This is one way of disseminating valuable information about services available in the area. Getting all the available services within the area through the use of technology applications will not only help prospective clients but will also help services providers to generate clients and eventually revenue through HOSSAPP. This is a nice idea worthy to be considered.