I was talking to a Nigerian who was down on his luck and wanted to start a small business. He was resorting to working for a scam lord to feed his family and his life sounded really tough. He had this dream to sell building supplies, I guess he lives in a developing city where building is on the rise. We brainstormed and came up with an idea. We thought about a delivery service for builders on site that could get their purchases delivered on demand. Kind of like an Uber for building supplies. He already knows some suppliers and even has a few friends that work for builders. We came up with an app that he could post his supplier's normal inventory for sale with a small markup and charge a small delivery fee. He'd then get the order and report to the buyer the estimated delivery time and make the delivery without having to physically handle payment or invoicing.
This got me thinking. I could make an app for people in the developing world to do business with other local people. The app would take a small fee and the profit would go to a foundation to help with small business loans and startup assistance to other people wanting to start a small business in the developing world. The business person would have to get their own resources or make their own products and advertise their own business, find their clientele. There's a few inherit problems I see. These areas are fraught with fraud and scammers, no idea how to keep that off the network. I'd probably have limit to how much business someone could do until they could prove themselves to be trustworthy. Every country would have it's own problems with monetary policy and working with all those financial institutions would be difficult. I could start in one country and open another office in another country that handles all the business for that country.