Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ


In recent years, Ecuador has experienced an unprecedented rise in crime rates, making it one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America. This escalation is manifested in a variety of crimes, with kidnappings being the group's main focus. This problem not only represents a threat to the integrity and lives of people, but also shows an urgent need for effective solutions.


We propose an innovative solution: an application with several essential functions. It includes a GPS map that identifies people, places and safe transportation when walking through the streets. In critical situations, the app becomes an effective panic button in case of possible kidnappings. In addition, it integrates psychological support networks to offer assistance to those who have been victims of insecurity, providing a complete tool to address the challenges in an integrated manner.

Main Beneficiaries:

Primarily people in Ecuador who are concerned about their safety and want to protect themselves from the threat of kidnapping and other security issues. The estimated number of beneficiaries would include a wide range of individuals, but the app appears to be primarily targeted at young people, students, teachers, and parents who want to feel safer when navigating the streets. Given that the app aims to address the growing issue of kidnappings in Ecuador, its potential user base could be quite substantial, as it addresses a significant security concern in the country. The exact number of potential beneficiaries would depend on the app's adoption rate and the overall demand for enhanced safety measures in Ecuador.


Inspiration and ideation


GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ