Reducing Poor accessibility of Sexual, Reproductive services for diabled and illiterate people through IoT technology.

kajojo
3 min readDec 14, 2022

In Rwanda there is a problem of poor accessibility of Reproductive Health Services and information for people who live with disability and illiterate people which is still low in Rwanda especially in rural areas . In fact, those services are currently available in our community but the accessibility of them for the people who live with disability and illiterate people is still low due to the lack of assistive technology that made it easier to access those services, approachive method/technology for those Vulnerable people is needed to make sure that everyone is able to access the sexual , reproductive and health services as it is the right of everyone to have access to those services.

To solve this Challenge as a tech enthusiast who has a passion to bring inclusion to everyone through technology, During the Open sky fellowship I have built a product called Murinzi Quick Box which is the hardware device that provides those services through voice interaction technology and Iot technology .

In fact, the way this device works is that it is an IoT device looking like a box containing with protection tools like pads, condom and sexual , reproductive and health basics information on fliers(voice note information available) and it is installed in a small communities , where everyone can access that and when anyone open that device it will be interacting with the user with voice features the user speak and the device reply to him/her according to what the user want and if they need to make choice they speak their choice and the device capture that and provide the feedback and the data are saved on the system.

Not only SHR services but also with this Device those people who live with disability are able to report any kind of violence that they might be facing in their village,community directly using the automatic report features that also allow them to use voice and report in secret without taking much time to go to the office .

So far, we have built and designed the device and tested that with some users and we are searching for more partners to help in implementation of this impactful project. I would like to thank the openskies fellowship team for assisting me in both technical and financial skills that they have provided for us to develop this technology. It has become the bridge for the young generation to bring impact to society through technology.

Link to our online platform availability: https://umurinzii.etekana.rw/

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kajojo
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Joselyne Nisingizwe , Founder of STAND FOR THEM, Software engineer, stands for inclusion of everyone in the society which left none behind.