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Soterra

Soterra

June 30, 2018
Soterra is building a versatile, reliable and afforable network to continually connect women to emergency support systems
$3,000 raised
30donors
$2,000 to go
Project Deadline Passed Stamp

What is the problem?

  • ⅓ women are sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
  • Upwards of 80% of women are attacked by someone that they know, making emergency services an intimidating option.
  • However, most current solutions are not affordable, reliable, or versatile.

  • Affordable- many women may not be financially independent, (ex. women in poverty, abusive relationships, college students, etc.) so can’t afford current solutions that are around $100 minimum.
  • Reliable- many devices require constant wifi or cell service, which may or may not be available during an unsafe situation.
  • Versatile- many women feel uncomfortable reaching out to the police for help due to fear of the situation escalating or victim blaming. However most current solution require the user to contact the police.
  • Thus we designed our solution, Soterra

  • Soterra allows users to choose who they contact in an emergency situation depending on what they’re comfortable with. Either they can directly contact emergency services (red alert) or they can instead choose to alert pre-programmed contacts (yellow alert).
  • Furthermore, our device is cost effective. It’s produced for under $40 and can connect to help with or without internet by using a mesh network, making it more reliable, affordable and versatile than any other solution on the market.
  • With your donation, our team will:

  • Be able to continue prototyping, testing and constructing our mesh network.
  • Attend a mandatory team summit in India to present our work to an advisory board of judges in the field of technology and women’s safety.
  • Improve our marketing and sales promotions.
  • Be able to assist women’s groups we are working with.
  • Recognize your organization’s contribution on our website.
  • For more information, please visit our website at www.soterra.org

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