Often, in the midst of crises, young children bear the brunt. Unfortunately though, crises regardless of form know no boundary and it’s for this very reason that Ripple are partnering with Rising Malawi to raise funds. Raising Malawi is a Malawian non government organization whose main objective is to oversee the welfare of orphans and susceptible children across the country. They mainly provide health services and education support through direct sponsorship.
More about Raising Malawi
The NGO was founded in 2006 and has since provided direct support to more than 10,000 orphans and vulnerable children. Raising Malawi believes that prone children should not “just survive” and they are hard at work forming beneficial partnership with local supporters so that these children find better opportunities to learn and develop their careers and lives. Since inception, the NGO has set up a pediatric and ICU unit in Malawi to specifically meet the needs of these children.
In a statement the Senior Vice President of Ripple Eric Van Miltenburg said they shall help drum support for the NGO through a month long Facebook campaign where they shall connect individuals willing to sponsor the NGO and collect donations for the cause. The campaign started yesterday and will end by August 30.
“We’re honored to be a part of Raising Malawi’s amazing work with some of the world’s most underserved children and are grateful to our investors at Sound Ventures for making the introduction to us and this important cause”
Other Ripple Donations
Ripple executives are no strangers when it comes to supporting noble educational, wildlife and humanitarian causes.
There tracks are wide and diverse, ranging from creation of incubating environments through innovative initiatives as Xpring to contributing towards wildlife conservation. Remember, two months ago, Ripple through their CEO and co-founder Brad Garlinghouse channeled $4 million worth of XRP towards Ellen Degeneres run foundation and this was widely publicized.
Ellen’s foundation is an NGO that is interested in conserving wild Gorillas in Rwanda and with xRapid, the foundation instantaneously converted that amount into Rwandese Francs which was immediately but into good news.
It doesn’t stop there though, Ripple did talk about donating $29 million to Donors Choose, an organization that provides direct funding to school projects across the US.