Crowdfunding is not a new concept in Nigeria. With the likes of GoFundMe, people have been able to raise money towards charitable causes online. But that’s the thing, it’s online. What about the people that really want to provide help but have no access to the internet?
Donate-ng, an online fundraising and crowdfunding portal in Nigeria where individuals and charities with causes and projects can easily raise funds, has made things easy for this category of people. This has been made possible through the introduction of mobile Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) service that enables people without internet connection or debit cards to donate to charitable causes.
Founded in 2015, their main aim is to change lives through collective giving. As such, the startup has successfully raised over ₦7 million towards various causes and charities, within just a year of its launch. Among their successful campaigns, the one that strikes me most is the one of #savekehindeadebiyi. In this campaign, they were able to raise over N1million within 60 days for the young cancer patient, Kehinde.
According to Mr. Ayo Amusa, Co-founder of donate-ng, “donate-ng is on a mission to ease the burden charities and charitable projects face when trying to raise funds and will continue to leverage technology and partnerships like this to make this possible”.
With this new way of doing things, Donate-ng is definitely a startup to watch out for. Visit https://www.donate-ng.com and support a charitable cause.