Today I met Ruth at the CeBIT and we talked about her startup “Ask without shame”. I am deeply impressed by her story and I hope as many people as possible share this story and that Ruth is able to get funding and support for her incredible project.
This startup based in Uganda and Kenya builds an app (running in Android and USSD) that makes it possible for teens and young adults to get accurate information about sex. Talking about sex is a taboo in most African communities and “Ask without Shame” provides anonymously and potentially life saving information.
This is the first part of my interview with her. Tomorrow I will post the second part.
And here she is talking about the next step for her project. They are looking for an automated way to answer frequent asked questions in the app.
I hope there is somebody out there who can give tips, advice, support or funding to Ruth.
If you would like to contact Ruth, have some questions, ideas, support, funding, you can send us an email and we will put you in contact with Ruth.