Pakistan one of the most deadly affected countries with COVID'19, having almost have of it's a population living under the poverty line. However, Pakistan is one of the most philanthropist nation as well, in which the Development sector is working with Non-Government Organizations to uplift the poor.
In addition, the Ration distribution usually works in way where NGO's go to a public place and ask the people to gather in large groups to receive their ration bags. Given the COVID'19 situation, everyone is strictly advised not gather in public and in large groups to limit the spread of the virus, so we tend to tackle this problem. We are aiming to let the people stay at home, prevent attending large gatherings, and at the same time receive their ration packages at their doorsteps. This way quarantined and disable people can easily register for ration bags and get save themselves from a potential virus infection.
Like all the world, Pakistan is also in Lock down but here already malnutrition people are not even getting basic food items. In addition, to this, there are many people who are underprivileged and have physical disabilities, which restrain them from working and earning for themselves.
What it does
RationGhar is a platform which is linking Non-Government organizations to underprivileged people and people with physical disabilities. It allows people to ask NGO's for ration with the comfort of their home. The people do not necessarily need to own a laptop, all they need is a mobile device with internet connection, to make a submission. A person can, then, fill in a form and make request for NGO to review. The NGOs' can view the submission and assign it to themselves. Once assigned, the form will be available in the Assigned List of the NGO. From this list, the NGO can change the status of the form between "In Progress" and "Fulfilled". People can track their form by tracing their CNIC.
How we built it
We built it using React, Firebase, Material-UI, CSS, HTML. We also deployed the app on heroku. deployed app link
Challenges we ran into
We learned Firebase from scratch and implemented an idea that initially seemed difficult. In addition to this, we faced internet connectivity issues at some points, which made the collaborative work a bit difficult. However, we tried to come up against all the odds to complete the project.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that RationGhar will someday serve the community for both the people in Pakistan and other countries too.
What we learned
We learned a lot of new skills. Some of these include time management, collaborative working and competitive website development. In addition to this, we learned how to come up with a fully functional web app in just 36 hours.
What's next for RationGhar
We will try to launch it in our local community and try to expand it in the country. In addition to this, we intend to make it more feasible for all types of people and improve the UI even further. We are also planning to make this platform, more user friendly and add another feature of NGO Portfolio. This additional feature will help the NGO's to showcase their work and dedication to potential sponsors, who can in return provide the deserving NGO's with funds to extend their community service tasks.