How to solve justice problems through innovations? We asked the innovators.

Throughout the next few months, we will introduce you to startups from our current cohort who are working to solve justice issues. We will also profile former Gamechangers and highlight stories of those suffering from a lack of access to justice.

This Month is dedicated to the Justice Issue: Housing/Land

Meet David Bsaibes, Founder of Binayati 

Binayati is an accounting and communication solution allowing tenants of a building to have access to financial and legal information related to the building. 

We interviewed David and asked him to tell us more about his justice innovation.

  • How did your entrepreneurial story start?

« It all started back in 2016 when I moved to a new building that I was managing. To make life easier, I started to build micro tools to help me manage the building. It simply started by automating emails and text messages and later, we created a webpage to publish the records and details. In April 2018, I found these micro tools I created to be very useful for me and could become a handy solution for managing buildings. So, in June 2018, I finally launched the first version of Binayati. »

  • Why did you choose to solve this specific justice issue?

« I didn’t really choose it, the issue chose me. I was creating these tiny tools with the intention to decrease the time spent in managing the building but they proved to be very efficient to prepare financial reports and also prevent conflicts between me and tenants, as well as the tenants with each other. Everything is properly managed, transparent and automated. »

  • What impact do you hope to achieve and what’s next for you?

« Being a part of HiiL and its network enables us to scale our solution to the MENA region, which is a step we’re prepared and want to take. We are also innovating new features in Binayati to cater to various businesses in the MENA region. Our main vision is to decrease unnecessary conflicts between tenants caused by unawareness and inaccessibility of basic laws, as well as the lack of transparency and communication. »

Meet Ndifreke Ikokpu, Founder of House Africa. 

House Africa is a platform that helps financial institutions and individuals validate properties prior to investment or purchase and hence, helps in mitigating fraud, reducing risk, and increasing access to credit in the real estate market. 

We interviewed Ndifreke and asked him to tell us more about his justice innovation towards secure housing and property investment.

  • How did your entrepreneurial story start?

« We launched the startup in 2019 but the story started in 2017 when I lost USD18k to Land Fraud. During my crisis, I realised I am one of many Nigerians who suffered from similar fraud experiences.

Together with my co-founder, we started getting creative and trying to solve these property fraud issues by making verification easy and accessible to anyone before deciding to purchase or invest in real estate. »

  • Why did you choose to solve this specific justice issue?

« It affects me personally and touches the lives of so many other people, as well as, Landbuyers, Homebuyers and banks who finance individuals through mortgages to buy real estate. Naturally, the economic repercussions of the crisis are huge. »

  • What impact do you hope to achieve and what’s next for you?

« Through our startup and verification, we want to unlock $900B dead capital in real estate as a result of unverifiable properties in Nigeria alone. We have launched Sytemap to acquire property data when real estate developers list their properties, activate mortgages or partner with other mortgage providers. 

Now that we are a part of HiiL, we are looking forward to the mentorship sessions and accessing HiiL’s wider network, which we believe will eventually connect us with key people who can support our mission: to facilitate convenient, secure, fast, transparent and affordable property transactions using technology. »

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