Meyer said in an interview via Skype from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before the trip started that he planned to use a satellite phone to upload photos and videos to the 1040i website and app throughout the four-week trip this month in Ivory Coast.
Sections in the 1040i app include the group's blog, videos, a section to make a donation and a way for people to apply to volunteer for future trips. It also includes a map of where 1040i's efforts are concentrated and a way for people to donate. Tran said she hopes to continue to improve and update it.
“This is a really good story for other nonprofits to look to technology to improve how they reach for volunteers and supporters,” Tran said.