Xendpay – Helping to change people’s futures, one currency at a time.
Xendpay has teamed up with Ripple, a leading blockchain technology company and GlobalGiving to try and improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.
By working in collaboration with GlobalGiving, an innovative global crowdfunding platform for grassroots charities, Xendpay can make a real difference to people’s lives in Nigeria. So, here’s how you can help us achieve this:
Anyone transferring money to Nigeria between 1st–28th November will have the option to select one of two local charities Xendpay and Ripple have chosen to support. Xendpay will then make a £5 donation to your chosen charity on your behalf.
So, who are these worthwhile charities?
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Dawood Global Foundation – educate a girl in Nigeria and give her a future
Unfortunately, women aged 18-24 from lower-middle-class backgrounds across Nigeria are unable to continue their education or afford one in the first place for a variety of reasons. This could be a lack of financial resources, industries that discriminate against employing women and favouritism towards sons.
Working in partnership with the British Council and leading journalists, The Dawood Global Foundation’s ‘Educate a Girl’ programme aims to increase women’s representation in influential media positions. By funding training in media studies, the programme is giving Nigerian women a voice within the industry and providing a platform for others to be hired in the future.
The initiative focuses on training that develops leadership, entrepreneurship, connectivity, communication and self-confidence, with a view to achieving economic empowerment for those involved. In doing so, participants not only become equipped to improve their own lives, they are able to enhance the lives of their families and communities as well.
Find out more about the Educate a Girl mission here.
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Serendipity Healthcare Foundation – help provide children with access to clean water in Nigeria
Underprivileged children from hill tribes in the Mae Sai area of Thailand often aren’t lucky enough to receive a formal education – some aren’t even
Rural communities in the Kano area of Nigeria are forced to live with natural water sources that lack purification systems. Consequently, over 35,500 people are left with unsatisfactory access to what should be a human right: clean running water.
This Serendipity Healthcare Foundation ‘Help a Child’ project builds tube wells, handheld pumps, and ventilated pit toilets in these communities. It also educates women, girls and families around water filtration methods using local technology. This improves their health and well-being in the process.
The project impacts the lives of more than 5,000 children and 7,000 women, by providing access to clean drinking water and education programmes in seven rural communities. This has promoted the development of local businesses who sell water to neighbouring communities, as well as helping communities to grow fruit and veg using clean water from hand pumps.
You can find out more about Serendipity Healthcare and their movement here.