Transport for livelihood





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Mbale

Total Budget: $65,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Project Title: Transforming livelihood through Transportation in Mbale


Rush is a revolutionary ride-hailing app designed to address the transportation challenges faced by residents of Mbale, Uganda. With the aim of providing safe, reliable, and convenient transportation services and creation of jobs to the youth as drivers and rider, Rush seeks funding to scale its operations and enhance its impact in the region.

Identified Needs:

Mbale currently lacks a comprehensive and efficient public transportation system, leading to difficulties for residents in accessing essential services, employment opportunities, and leisure activities. The existing transportation options are often unreliable, unsafe, and inefficient, resulting in inconvenience and frustration for commuters.

Project Solution:

Rush aims to meet these identified needs by providing an innovative ride-hailing platform that connects commuters with reliable drivers, ensuring safe and timely transportation across Mbale. Through the use of advanced technology, including GPS tracking and secure payment systems, Rush will streamline the process of booking rides and improve overall efficiency in the transportation sector.

Project Timeline:

-Phase 1 (0-6 months): upgrading and officially launch the Rush app, continuous onboard drivers, and conduct marketing campaigns to raise awareness among residents of Mbale.

-Phase 2 (6-12 months): Expand the fleet of vehicles and coverage area, optimize the app based on user feedback, and implement additional features to enhance the user experience.

-Phase 3 (12-18 months):Scale operations to meet growing demand, establish partnerships with local businesses and organizations, and explore opportunities for expansion into neighboring regions.

Use of Funds:

- App Development: Allocation of funds towards the development and maintenance of the Rush app, including software updates and technical support.

- Driver Acquisition: Investment in recruiting and training drivers, ensuring they meet safety and service standards set by Rush.

-Marketing and Promotion: Budget for marketing campaigns, including digital advertising, community outreach events, and promotional materials to attract users.

-Operational Expenses:Covering costs associated with vehicle maintenance, insurance, fuel, and customer support services.

Involvement of Club Members:

Club members will play a crucial role in the success of the Rush project through various avenues:

-Investment: Club members can contribute financially to the funding round, either individually or through the club's investment pool.

-Advisory Support:Members with expertise in business development, marketing, or technology can offer valuable advice and guidance to the Rush team.

- Community Engagement:Club members can participate in community outreach initiatives, such road safety,spreading awareness about Rush and encouraging adoption among local residents.

By securing funding and leveraging the support of club members, Rush aims to revolutionize transportation in Mbale, improving accessibility and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9213

Rotary Club of: Mbale City

Primary Contact: Sulait Wanyakala

Email: sula2x@gmail.com

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Project Status

Need $65,000
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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