As a lender, I want to help people and be a part of people's journey. I also want to know where my money goes to. I wanted to get quick updates on how my borrowers are improving their businesses
What it does
A service that allows borrowers to send sms updates of their progress in their OWN language. This message gets translated to english and is updated onto Kiva Nuevo platform in real-time in a timeline manner.
How I built it
We used Microsoft Translate API, AngularJS, NodeJS frameworks along with Twilio's SMS services. We used Ngrock to host our servers locally
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We managed to make the platform language-independent and real-time
What I learned
LOTS! New frameworks, collaborations with new tools and APIs
What's next for Kiva-Nuevo
Host our platform on Kiva's website, provide the service to borrowers all around the world. Make translation more accurate. Allower lenders to share these updates on social media to encourage more people to lend money!