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Advocacy Tech, Engagement, Organise campaigns
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Post Status: Inactive
Initiative recipient country/countries: South Africa
Initiative dates: 2014 –
Last updated: 8 Mar 2022
Grassroot is a civic tech tool plaform that uses web, mobile App, USSD, WhatsApp and social media, it allows informal settlements citizens to engage with other members, call meetings, take votes, mobilise rallies and create actions lists. Communities can also start crowdfunding campaigns to raise funds for example the campaign to raise funds for the construction of new toilets in the Mzondi community in Ivory Park which raised about R68 890, excedeeding the community's R60 000 goal. Communities can also create community groups for different purposes. In total as of 17 October Grassroot had a total of 19 433 groups. In total Grassroot has about 169 037 users (October stats).