Ms. Harrison co-founded Last Mile4D in 2014 shortly after completing her Fulbright Scholarship in the Republic of Georgia. The collaborative community work she did there paved the way for her to establish LM4D. Her work in Georgia inspired Ms. Harrison to search for alternative approaches to addressing the challenges of implementing development recommendations in remote areas of the developing world: The "Last Mile." She experienced the lack of access to information on health and the rights to health and safety for women and girls as impeding their ability to enjoy the most basic of their human rights.
LM4D’s solution is to design and implement innovative community-centered health and rights-to-health for women and girls by engaging local partners. We believe that by including local communities in the design process we achieve lasting and measurable change for women and girls’ access to health and safety in Last Mile communities. Last Mile4D builds its projects from the periphery in, and applies its community-designed, "high tech/high touch" solutions to a variety of fields, including but not limited to health and rights to health and safety. Use of VPack mobile technology, integration of solar cells, computers and online platforms enable LM4D and its partners to reach and inform women and girls living in Last Mile communities about their rights to health and safety.
Our unique approach brings information, services and resources to women and girls in remote communities so they ultimately can connect to mainstream development solutions working from the last mile in.