Benefits to Rwandan communities
The Oral Wiki would benefit Abunzi communities because it would allow people to more quickly transition to normal life. Getting back to normal life would move people more quickly out of poverty. This project would empower communities' capacity because it is a tool that will enable people at a local level to help themselves.
Benefits to the Abunzi System
With the Abunzi Technology, the Abunzi could become more knowledgeable about ways to solve cases they face. The Abunzi would provide a better level of service to their communities. The oral nature of the database addresses potential barriers to entry caused by a lack of literacy.
Several Abunzi we spoke with felt that this technology would increase accountability in the Abunzi system because Abunzi would be more inclined to follow rules if they knew their decisions would be available to other Abunzi and the government. There would be increased transparency as the recordings would be heard throughout the country by Abunzi and by the government.
Benefits to the Government
The Oral Wiki could serve as the first nationwide archive of Abunzi decisions. It would increase the sharing of and access to information between local and central government. A written archive could be transcribed and developed from the database. The formal justice system could make laws with the full knowledge of the cases the Abunzi face. It would contribute to a long-term establishment of an information society.
Benefits to Rwanda
The Oral Wiki would move the country towards it's Vision 2020 goals of building human and institutional capacity through ICT and a more skilled labor force. In Rwanda's Vision 2020, one goal is described,