Support Black Mental Health Matters app development

Daniel Mwashumbe

Taita-taveta County, Kenya

100% paid forward

Entrepreneur

Name

Daniel Mwashumbe

Member since

September 2017

On-time repayments

31 installments  •  97%

About Me

I work as a full Volunteer in three non profits I established.
We are focusing on developing technological solutions to problems facing Africa.
I am also the CEO and Executive Producer for Black Mental Health Matters show which focuses on raising awareness on Mental Health.
I also established Zumaridi Communications , a Technology firm focused on developing innovations for the African continent.
During my free time I like to doing things that impact the community positively ,hiking and travelling.

My Business

Creating a Mental Health application Project

I'm a technology leader working on developing African centered technologies.
We are developing a new video conferencing platform tailored for African market.
I'm also into Al and natural language processing whereas we are developing models to enable the translation of indigenous African languages.
Currently I have a number of projects including developing a mental health application which will enable users have access to culturally sensitive mental healthcare and be part of a community which cares about them.
There is no robust mental health community which brings together Black mental health professionals from all over the world and Black Mental Health Matters is working towards filling this gap.
All our projects are volunteer driven as the organization doesn't have any sponsors yet.
I believe that through your support we will be able to build a virtual mental health clinic for people in Africa and in the diaspora to have resources to better manage their mental health.
Our goal is to provide a virtual environment where healing is encouraged and mental health is the first priority.
With your support we will achieve this for greater common good of humanity struggling with the stigma which comes with mental health.

Project Proposal

Dear Backers,
I'm raising funds to support meet the costs of development of Black Mental Health Matters Application platform which will connect users that need mental health services with mental health providers.
Amidst the pandemic ,Mental Health has been a serious challenge among the Black community with many unable to access culturally sensitive mental healthcare because of disparities that exists when it comes to access to mental health services.
In the United States only 5.1% percent of psychologists are Black or African American while 75.9% are white followed by Hispanic or Latino at 10.8% and this makes it very difficult for Black communities to get culturally sensitive mental healthcare.
The application is on its second phase focusing on the developing web application functionalities for the dashboard, audiocasts to enable users to join live audio conversations, journaling tools and quizzes to help match users with preferred mental health providers.
For more information about this project you can visit our website via: bmhm.org

How we will use the funds raised:

Funds raised will help us meet the following costs not limited to:
Cloud Hosting the application on AWS
VPS Monthly costs
Google Workspace Email costs for SMTP server
Database Hosting on platform like Mongo DB
Product Marketing and development
Product Design and User Research
Supporting the Development team
Trello and Jira Costs
Thank you so much and look forward to your support on this important project.
Regards,
Daniel Mwambonu
CEO
Black Mental Health Matters Inc

My Videos

Aug 2, 2023: Parenting with mental illness

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$499.00

Date disbursed

Aug 13, 2023

Backers

Elizabeth

Nakuru, Kenya

Ellwood

Richelieu, France

Romsay

Meru, Kenya

John

Nairobi, Kenya

Ed

Howells, United States

Ren

Minneapolis/StPaul, United States

Deirdre

Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Mary

Nairobi, Kenya

Kenneth

Naivasha, Kenya

Jochen

Switzerland

Bryan

Nairobi, Kenya

W Phil Ratcliff

Columbus, United States

Ian

Chipata, Zambia

M

Maxime

Netherlands

R

Rachel

United States

Lylian

Vihiga, Kenya

Vallary

Nairobi, Kenya

Millicent

Kitale, Kenya

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