Atma Connect is an award-winning 501(c)(3) international nonprofit headquartered in California. Our vision is based on a simple principle: no one understands the challenges of poor and marginalized communities better than the people who live in them. Atma’s mission is to use technology to empower low-income people around the world so they can report problems, share solutions, and improve their communities from the ground up. We have launched a mobile app in Indonesia called AtmaGo: Neighbors helping neighbors (www.atmago.com)
Our mobile app, AtmaGo, delivers real-time crowd-sourced content directly to user’s mobile phones. Since our 2015 launch in Indonesia, we have built a community of over 200,000 users who share breaking news on fires, floods and emergencies; report problems in their neighborhood; and post on jobs, classes, and cultural events. The Jakarta Disaster Management Agency has called AtmaGo an “important platform” that helps the agency “reach poorer neighborhoods.” Our work has won support from worldwide funders through various international awards, including the Global Resilience Partnership (Rockefeller) and the Amplify/IDEO.org Challenge (DFID, Zurich Insurance).