Thursday, May 07, 2015

Thursday - Labour - LUMKANI

Today i spoke to Paul Mesarcik from LUMKANI .Lumkani is a social enterprise that seeks to address the challenge of shack/slum fires in urban informal settlements in South Africa and across the globe. Lumkani aims to create social impact by increasing the safety and security of people living in informal settlements with technology-based early-warning systems

Their aims are to create social impact by increasing the safety and security of people living in informal settlements with technology-based early-warning systems. Lumkani is committed to continual innovation and inclusive design practices that are driven by testing and end-user feedback.

Lumkani seeks to promote business and social practices that respect people, ensure sustainability and create value.

Currently busy with the #LetsStopFire campaign ,Lumkani is a tech start-up and social enterprise with one vision: to minimize the loss of life and property caused by fires in slums in South Africa and across the globe. We have engineered the world's first networked heat-detector designed specifically for a slum/informal settlement environment. 

With your contribution, we will distribute 3 000 of our detectors to some of South Africa's most high fire-risk households. Your funds will make 3 000 informal homes a safer place to live - the positive spill-over effects of this protection on individuals, community and our society, are profound.

And this is just the beginning!

Your contribution will be a significant step on our journey to be in every fire-risk home in our country, our continent and the WORLD! 
Slum fires are a global challenge. Below we have included info graphics that highlight the scale of this challenge.


Within two weeks of distributing our first detectors in December 2014, we prevented two dangerous fires from spreading which would have ended in significant damage to the community. To date we have sold and distributed 1 200 devices to households across Cape Town.


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