On New Year's Day 2013, three massive fires ripped through South Africa's largest slum, Khayelitsha, displacing over 5 000 people. From the smoke and ashes, Lumkani was born.
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.