Updated May 30, 2020

Needs Map - İhtiyaç Haritası

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Needs Map is an online platform, where people in need of something can connect with those who can help them around the country. It does map-based data matching and brings transparency and visualizes street level data in terms of need and support.

NeedsMap is an online platform, where people in need of something can connect with those who can help them around the country. In addition to this, anyone who would like to offer support is able to submit it to the system. The main point of the social initiative is that it is possible to ask for any type of need from veterinary services to school materials and even volunteers for a social proje...
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NeedsMap is an online platform, where people in need of something can connect with those who can help them around the country. In addition to this, anyone who would like to offer support is able to submit it to the system. The main point of the social initiative is that it is possible to ask for any type of need from veterinary services to school materials and even volunteers for a social project. Direct money demands, personal or food requests are not approved. It is online, so it reaches every city, every house or every single person with internet access. Need Map mainly deals with managing to collect needs and donors throughout the country. Needs Map does map-based data matching based on in-kind transfers Online Collective Work is a kind of revival neighborhood, cooperation, that brings together. It matches basic solidarity culture in an internet platform. It is a voluntary web place with the help of needs map and to help people provide their support platform that tackles poverty related social problems through a system of non-monetary contributions. The purpose of the Needs Map is to learn and verify the needs on the basis of individuals and communities, to collect and list them on a map-based approach, and to facilitate the needs’ meeting by institutions, organizations or private individuals. Also, Needs Map aims to mobilize local people to support their own communities, rather than to mobilize support from one big city (i.e. Istanbul) to somewhere in rural.
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Stage 5: Scaling

We reached 95,000 users, 2.5 million needs entry and 1.4 million transactions contactless aid delivery with a worth 20 million USD. We enabled; more than 400.000 medical needs for COVID19 and 750.000 needs to people in need for Elazığ Earthquake.
Registered in Turkeyin Turkey

Focus Areas:

Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, Economic Recovery and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Humanitarian Assistance, Response Technologies, Economic Recovery, Social Services and GIS/MappingSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Turkey

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220,000
Lives Impacted to Date
7
Key Partners
1
Country Implemented In
94,397
Customers
7
Employees
$512,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Humanitarian aid fails to reach millions in need and there has been occasions of mismatch between support and need in terms of quantity or content. There is a need for systems which bring the needer and supporter together, where needer can speak for himself, quantify the exact amount of need and call for action accordingly. Collection of data is one problem and visualization of this data in an engaging way to call for support is another. All beneficiaries should come together through a system.

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Solution

Needs Map, with its peer to peer map based data platform, makes humanitarian aid delivery possible. The needs can be listed in details with exact amounts needed. Anyone who wants to support is able to support any time and within their budget. A need can be met by more than one supporter collectively and when the total need is supported, the transaction is marked as done. All potential beneficiaries collaborate in Needs Map through the data visualization and online collaboration system developed.

Target Beneficiaries

Needs Map has a community of around 190,000 people including users, NGOs, municipalities, volunteers and companies. In 5 years, more than 100.000 people in need and 20.000 supporters used the platform. We operated CSR -projects with 15 companies and there are Needs Map volunteers in 48 universities all over Turkey. Also, there is a new contactless aid delivery platform, Social Marketplace, which enables users can easily support the people in need and also support producers/artisans.

Mission and Vision

Needs Map empowers people in need by letting them express their own needs and enables the supporters to support people in their neighbourhoods or in any location thus increasing solidarity and building trust amongst people. Needs Map aims to enable efficient use of resources with the P2P contactless aid delivery platform it is developing. It brings people together to cover the needs around their neighborhood and makes good use of resources such as unused clothes, electronic waste etc.

Competitive Advantage

Needs Map brings transparency and visualizes street level data in terms of need and support and makes it possible to act accordingly. For local authorities; it is easy to see the needs in their own district and act accordingly. For companies, it is easier to implement CSR projects for any target group (women, children, etc) they wish throughout the whole country by locating the needs provided on the platform. Needs Map empowers people in need by letting them express their own needs and enables the supporters to support people in their neighbourhoods or in any location thus increasing solidarity and building trust amongst people. Also, Needs Map aims to enable efficient use of resources with the platform it is developing. It brings people together to cover the needs around their neighborhood and makes good use of resources such as unused clothes and electronic waste. It makes a wider level of collaboration possible for all levels and actors through different geographies.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We will improve design & tech & mapping system through the collaboration with a global mapping platform, ESRİ, for better visualisation of need materials & support data and integration of data analysis tools into the system. Secondly, we will expand Social Marketplace in all over Turkey by aiming to support local economies by integrating this marketplace and blockchain technology. Finally, we are aiming to start testing our product in global especially in UK, Australia and Africa.
Funding Goal230,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted390,000
New Implemented CountriesAustralia, United Kingdom
Recruit1 developer 1 social media manager 1 project manager
New FeatureA new innovative platform infrastructure which is applicable to other cities and countries.

The Team Behind the Innovation

We are a team of 7 (General Coordinator, Board Member, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Operations Coordinator, Community Coordinator and Corporate Relations Coordinator ) plus we have 7 founders who take active role on the field and for the implementation of corporate and approved projects. We are a non-profit platform cooperative and the team is educated in humanitarian development, resource management, data analytics and developing technology for social good.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

May 2020
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Oct 2015
Created
Date Unknown