Social Impact Project for Software Development Expert to Support Economic Empowerment for Colombians
Project Description and Impact
Formal documentation of property rights provides individuals with security, access to financial services and the ability to transfer rights. Families living in poverty use this economic boost to make home improvements, send children to school and invest in small businesses for financial stability. Despite the transformational potential of property rights formalization, 140 countries do not have effective property administration systems, and only 25 percent of the world’s estimated 6 billion land parcels are formally registered.
Incubated under the auspices of the Harvard Innovation Lab, Mercy Corps and Habitat for Humanity, Suyo was designed to generate social and economic opportunities for low-income families through property rights formalization.
We're seeking experteer support because we are migrating to a new CRM (customer relationship management) and internal project management platform in order to ensure that we have a stronger technological infrastructure to support our increasing volume of customers. We hope that through this technological deployment we can continue to systematize and automate our processes, so that we can continue to deliver the lowest prices and highest quality to our low-income customers. We generate social impact by ensuring that the low-income population which we service has access to a transparent and economical property formalization services that better quality of life, now and for generations to come.
By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:
This position provides an excellent opportunity to improve your Spanish. In addition, the Experteer will learn the ins and outs of a foreign tech start-up, gaining valuable insight into the technical and legal aspects of the work we do.
We will cover the cost of housing for one month.
This position provides the Experteer the opportunity to learn about property informality, a problem affecting 55% of Latin America and much of the world. Additionally, the Experteer will have many opportunities for cultural immersion, not only within the low-income Colombian communities that we serve, but also by being a part of our intimate team of young Colombian professionals.
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
Suyo is a For-profit with social mission working on Civic & Social Organization.