Lumkani exists to mitigate the loss of life and property caused by fire in urban informal settlements – a massive challenge in developing nations. To achieve this Lumkani developed its award winning IoT Fire detection system, which is now in 40000 high risk informal homes around the world. This smart GSM-based system has years of data proving its success in limiting the spread of fire. Beyond this Lumkani developed and creates access to financially inclusive insurance products to create resilience against the shock of fire. This combination of efforts is Lumkani’s attempt at tackling this challenge around the globe.
“An amazingly simple concept, carefully implemented and with great consideration of local and contextual factors to maximise its effectiveness. An innovative solution to a very real problem that has huge potential to scale and save lives around the world.”