The Empowa team are excited to introduce the Cardano community to a project we have been working towards for many months. We are taking on a very ambitious project, to empower financially excluded communities through shared wealth creation, using an innovative NFT platform to fund housing property development in underserved African markets - a trillion dollar opportunity.
While ambitious, we recognise that big problems need bold innovations and that is why we are forming a team, partnerships and advisors who are experts in their field to collaborate in achieving our goals. While Cardano will form the foundation for the Empowa platform, a project of this scale requires more than just blockchain and software technology professionals. That is why we are thrilled by the number of people with on-the-ground experience dealing with housing development challenges in Africa who have been inspired by our vision to join the project.
The Empowa vision is encapsulated in our introductory Medium article If you draw a line, would that indicate your horizon? | by Empowa | Apr, 2021 | Medium
Our full White Paper is available on our website at https://empowa.io
While our platform build will be crowdfunded through a token sale, as this will not be done until smart contracts are available on Cardano, we have submitted a Fund5 Catalyst proposal to help fund our Phase 0 activities at https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Introducing-Empowa/352666-48088.
As the success of the Empowa platform is reliant on those participating having confidence that on-the-ground delivery of the proposed housing development approach is viable, by working with a Project Partner and Approved Supplier to prove that a circular, environmentally friendly and affordable housing project can be implemented, we will demonstrate to those looking to support the platform build through the token sale and those wishing to use the platform once complete, that this innovation is achievable.
To celebrate Phase 0 as the first step toward making this important innovation possible, 50 limited edition Empowa NFTs will be minted. All Cardano addresses that participate in the Fund5 vote for the “Grow Africa, Grow Cardano” challenge will be eligible for inclusion in a random draw to receive one of these NFTs. As the NFTs will be issued pre-platform build, once the platform is completed and the full capabilities that NFTs created through it will have are available, these rare NFTs will be transitioned to the platform with special empowerment characteristics.
We would welcome any feedback on this project and would also like to extend an invitation to anyone who wishes to get involved. We can be contact on Twitter at @empowa_io or on Telegram at @empowa_io.