Kelvin Abdiel Alvarado Ramirez

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Kelvin Abdiel Alvarado Ramirez

Country: Panama

Company: Anay



Facebook: @yalapps

Instagram: @yalapps


Kelvin witnessed how relatives and neighbors lost their lives because an interpreter who spoke Spanish did not arrive on time. Inspired to change the outcome for others, he founded the Guna dictionary mobile app (indigenous language of Panamá) to help doctors understand their patients.


Our vision is to reduce the communication gap for indigenous peoples, increasing their access to basic health services, and decreasing the number of deaths resulting from the inability to communicate symptoms and discomfort to the attending physician.


2019, Global Finalist, Latin America