With Mobile Metrix data, communities can direct resources to meet the needs of the invisible
We serve the communities themselves. The data we pass on to community leaders gives them the ability to target the right services and helps them build their case for assistance.
For example, in the favela of Morro dos Macacos, Mobile Metrix found that 90% of residents had not completed high school, a figure much higher than suspected. As a result, Dona Anna Marcondes Faria, a community leader, has been able to incorporate this information in requests for grants.
“The information helps me better understand what we need, so I know how to spend my energy.... We’ve never before had a clear picture or profile of who we are. I want everyone to know who we are. How we live. Our reality.”
Dona Anna Marcondes Faria
In the case of urban Brazil, Mobile Metrix provides jobs for young people who become surveyors – a job that is a viable alternative to drug trafficking and the sex trade – to earn money to survive. MobileAgent™ wages are set to be competitive with those entering the drug trade. Drug traffickers approach us regularly to ask if we have jobs available. None of them want to be involved with the trade given its short life span. They join out of economic necessity.
“A Community Speaks”
(7 minute video)