Having emerged as one of the four victors of the Mobile Applications Laboratory, short for mLab, two youths from Limpopo could soon make life so much easier for farmers through a mobile technological app called Click Victory. Click Victory is a digital app specifically designed to connect farmers with quality inspectors as well as deliveries of goods to consumers in the agricultural industry. The app was created by two youths, Phathutshedzo Nemaguvhuni, 32, and his business partner Rofhiwa Valencia Maphupha, 24, from the Vhembe district under their tech company PhathuR Holdings.
“The solution that comes with the app is job creation. The idea for this solution is from the background of the disadvantaged communities we come from and the challenges that came with the Covid-19 pandemic,” explained Nemaguvhuni. “Farmers will have the opportunity to list their products on the app and they will have a market of consumers ready for them. In that way, they will not have to struggle with advertising or having to search for a market,” he said. He further said the type of job opportunities available will be for delivering purchased goods to customers.
“Such people will be registered on the app and will also undergo inspections to check whether their cars are road-worthy and if they are good drivers,” he told Mukurukuru Media. Together with Maphupha who holds a Bcom degree in Business Management, the duo participated in the intense mLab – a platform for innovative and impactful technology start-ups who showcase their businesses, draw investment and promote an innovative community.
Apart from a cash prize of R125 000, the duo will also be provided with technical, business and soft skills they need to see their ideas through to completion, as well as close coaching from mLab to help them create, realize and implement their solutions. Click Victory will soon be available for download on various digital distribution services such as Google Play and Apple stores.
Once launched, PhathuR Holdings will provide training required “if needs be, to people who will be employed as quality inspectors to assess and check the quality of products listed by farmers before the products are sold and shipped to customers”. “The App is unique since it will be connecting farmers, quality inspectors, delivery and customers,” he said.
With most young farmers not supported locally by their communities, Nemaguvhuni said they are willing to be a solution to them. “The market is a word that is mostly used but we have an understanding that a market is not a place where farmers take their products to, but it is the very same community that surrounds the farmers,” he said. “There is a mentality system that has been created and this system creates an environment where local community members don’t support local farmers. We have a simplified system that promotes amongst others local to local support,” Nemaguvhuni said. – Mukurukuru Media