Map Kibera Needs Help to Spread the Map

by Matt Ball on August 29, 2011

The success of local community mappers to collect information about the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya has received wide global coverage as an example of the power of the new more accessible crowd mapping tools. This 2009 effort was successful in putting this slum that houses 250,000 people onto the world map, and now they’re looking for support to spread those maps to change agents locally.

GlobalGiving has details on the project to raise $4,000 to use the map to improve the delivery of services and improve the quality of life in the slum. There are just two days left until the close of the fundraising effort, and they are more than 80% of the way toward the goal. A donation of $30 will provide a complete atlas to a local organization or donate $100 to cover a full month allowance to a community mapper.

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