Many households around the world experience low diversity in their diets and/or overall food insecurity. Lack of quality, real-time information about their situation can prevent or inhibit organisations from responding with what is most needed at any given time.
To help combat this in Honduras, the THRIVE project built a mobile Household Participating Tracking System (HPTS) on the KoBoToolbox platform. Community volunteers work both online and offline with smartphones to collect data, images, videos and GPS positions from the community members they serve. They then transmit this gathered information to the HPTS.
Once received, the information is analysed and presented in an interactive dashboard using Power BI so that performance indicators, geo-references and beneficiary participation information can be visualised. The HPTS also generates other relevant data. This real-time information enables the project team to respond more quickly and appropriately.
Supported by World Vision United States and its Major Donors Program, the THRIVE project currently is in the process of scaling up so that it can expand and broaden its reach to other communities in need.