Who We Are

DATABANTER is a tech social intervention network and community development initiative with the primary goal to innovatively crowd fund social challenges such as food insecurity and malnutrition among the most vulnerable in Nigeria and Africa which invariably provide solutions to other social issues. It is a network of individual, businesses and corporate organizations that create high-end socioeconomic values in achieving the primary focus for the most vulnerable.

It is an ecosystem that allows any mobile phone user to participate in a community of like-minded people or group of people that easily donate funds from their mobile airtime credit using a unique USSD application to sponsor the target most disadvantaged people where the community also provides social benefits to participating members.

Our initiative of raising funds from mobile airtime to support the most disadvantaged individuals or families in need is not farfetched from the fact that airtime is known as digital currency and this is available on all mobile phones which can be shared with loved ones, family friends and relatives mobile phone technology will soon determine the worlds’ population and this is the perfect medium we hope to achieve our sustainable development initiative.

Our goal is to alleviate hunger among 5 million identified vulnerable in Nigeria with the potentials to scale across other sub-Sahara African countries in due time. We will ensure that the impacted vulnerable experience life without any form of poverty.

Our aim is to achieve zero hunger which reflects a broad impact on other sustainable development goals. Food remains the basic need of life and our initiative is set to achieve zero hunger using mobile technology through an act of generosity and charity.

Other achievable sustainable developments linked to our zero hunger initiative are;

  1. End Poverty {SDG1},
  2. Good Health and Well-Being {SDG 3},
  3. Achieve Quality Education {SDG 4},
  4. Achieve Gender Equality {SDG 5}
  5. Ensure availability of Water {SDG 6}
  6. Achieve Decent Work and Economy Growth {SDG 8}
  7.  Reduce Inequalities {SDG 10}
  8. Achieve Sustainable Cities and Communities {SDG 11}
  9. Peace and Justice and Strong Institution {SDG 16}
  10. Partnership to Achieve the Goal {SDG 17}.

Other programs that backed our zero hunger and community development initiative are Foodbank, an initiative that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough to avoid hunger, school meal programme for children, small scale farming supporting youths and smallholder farmers, emergency assistance programme, congregate meal site, entrepreneurship and capacity building training, career development and job opportunities, family affairs etc.

Our Objectives

  1. Reduce the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty.
  2. Implement the appropriate social protection systems and measures for all.
  3. Ensure that all men and women in particular the poor and the vulnerable have equal rights to economic resources as well as access to basic services.
  4. End hunger and ensure access by all people in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations including infants for safe, nutritious and sufficient food.
  5. End all forms of malnutrition; adapt all food systems to eliminate loss or waste of food.
  6. Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale farmers and food producers.
  7. Ensure sustainable food production systems, an end to rural poverty
  8. Engage as many people as possible to be part of our driving force to achieve sustainable development.
  9. End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
  10. Eliminate all harmful practices such as child early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
  11. Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment.
  12. Empower and promote the social economic inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
  13. Help companies and businesses to align their corporate policies and strategies with United Nations sustainable development goals.
  14. Build on the capacity of individuals and network to increase their independence and use of mainstream.

Our Motivation

  • According to FAO, Over 1.3 billions tonnes of food never make it to the table, yet over 821 million people {1 in every 9} person are under malnourished globally. The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is under-malnourished.
  • Sub-Sahara Africa contributes the largest number of under malnourished people globally with over 223 million and still rising.
  • Nigeria with the largest population in Africa is considered to have the third largest number of malnourished children in the world after India.
  • Over $750billion of food is wasted every year and this is responsible for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases entering the world’s atmosphere. Every year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tons) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tons).
  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45 percent) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
  • One in four of the world’s children suffers stunted growth. In developing countries, the proportion can rise to one in three.
  • 500 million small farms worldwide, most still rain fed, provide up to 80 percent of food consumed in a large part of the developing world. Investing in smallholder women and men is an important way to increase food security and nutrition for the poorest, as well as food production for local and global markets.

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Our Vision

We are committed to supporting and achieving zero hunger under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2 that makes broad impact reflecting and contributing to end Poverty {SDG1}, achieve Good Health and Well-Being{SDG 3}, achieve Quality Education {SDG 4}, achieve Gender Equality {SDG 5}, ensure availability of water {SDG 6}, achieve Decent Work and Economy Growth {SDG 8}, Reduce Inequalities {SDG 10}, achieve Sustainable Cities and Communities {SDG 11}, Peace and Justice Strong Institution {SDG 16}, and Partnership to achieve the Goal {SDG 17}.

Our Missions

Reduce the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty.<br /> Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation and encourage the formalization and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises especially those in the food and nutrition sector.<br /> To act as a strong pillar assisting those struggling with malnutrition and hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular, the poor and people in vulnerable situations including infants for safe, nutritious and sufficient food.<br /> Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment by supporting them in small scale farming.<br /> Adopt social protection policies and progressively achieve greater equality.<br /> Stand in a position of leadership to inspire and support individuals, businesses and corporate organizations to create their social responsibility using our crowdfunding model.<br />