"Good Market is an effective platform for rural entrepreneurs and producer groups with no online presence, startups, and also for volunteer-driven social and environmental service organizations to connect with their target market.
Many rural vendors do not have access to a computer, but do have access to a smart phone. The site has a mobile-friendly design and switches easily between regional languages to make it accessible to as many users as possible. If an applicant does not have access to a phone, a volunteer or community partner sits with them to help fill the application and it clearly opens up a door to connect with people for good."
"Even though the concept is pretty simple, the impact it has on the society is quite positively revolutionary. All participating vendors in the platform have to be doing something good for people and for the planet and that is what this is all about. Good Market makes it easier for like-minded people to connect across sectors. These cross-sector connections help catalyze the emergence of a new economy along with good social causes and that is what has led this product to win this category."
The Good Market web application (www.goodmarket.global) has been developed in partnership with Calcey Technologies with input and support from the entire Good Market community. Mudith Uswatta and Ridmi Jayasena participated in the awards ceremony on behalf of Calcey and Achala Samaradivakara and Dr. Amanda Kiessel participated on behalf of the Good Market community.
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