Maneki: empowering neighbours to help senior people around them
We want our seniors to stay at home. Which means that they need the help of the volunteers on a daily basis. There are over 0,55M senior citizens in Lithuania and less than 5.000 volunteers, so they are overloaded. Being a volunteer requires a commitment of time, energy, and resources. But what if every person can just help their neighbour with some simple routine? No serious commitment just help when you can and how you can.
We provide a two-sided platform that empowers the neighbours to help senior people living nearby. For those who are willing to help we provide an app, where they can choose the request from the senior neighbour, do what’s needed and confirm it.
For the volunteer organization we provide a tool that is integrated with their database of requests and shows them on the map to the people from different neighbourhoods. They don’t have to look for the volunteers manually anymore.