Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials for a minimum standard of living. Poverty means that the income level from employment is so low that basic human needs can't be met. Poverty-stricken people and families might go without proper housing, clean water, healthy food, and medical attention. One-fifth of the India population is living under such conditions right now, and as of 2017, 34 million in the world are living in poverty. This has especially increased during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and is leading to worse living conditions. Look around yourself! You'll find a person looking for financial aid almost everywhere. It's truly depressing to know that there are people who aren't able to afford the basic needs and not help them! This is what led to us creating our website - WarmHands.
What it does
Our website, WarmHands educates you about the current conditions regarding poverty, and lets you lend a helping hand by donating and organising fundraisers for the poor. This way, a person can help save the lives of thousand others by participating in a generous activity from their home.
How we built it
We built the project using Bootstrap and React JS, making it very Elegant and Easy to Use.
Challenges we ran into
The main issue we faced was the shortage of time. This time constraint was one of the biggest issues we faced. Along with this, it was a bit tricky to manage a team of 5 members from across the world, especially because of the time zones
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud to have been able to co-ordinate together and complete our project successfully despite the drawbacks we had.
What we learned
The most important thing we learnt was to manage time efficiently, work together. We also learnt a lot more about the programming languages we used while making the project thank to the wonderful mentors and the useful learning resources.
What's next for us?
Our first goal is to make the site completely functional by adding actual fundraising features and many more. We want to make something that'll bring about a change in the world, and we want to do that with the help of our website.