Crowd funding platform, Giving.ng to feed 1,000 families in Nasarawa IDP camp
A Crow-funding Platform, Giving.ng, would deliver over 1,000 food hampers to families at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria, the organisation said.
The platform which uses crowdfunding to address pressing social problems in sustainable ways, working with various partners powered by Sterling One Foundation, would be feeding the IDPs in the third week of January.
Mrs Peju Ibekwe, Project Manager, Giving.ng, said in a statement on Thursday said that the foundation had on Dec. 28, 2019 launched a fund raising campaign for its inaugural feeding programme in Lagos.
Ibekwe said the campaign was launched during the Eat-Drink Festival with the objective of putting smiles on the faces of 1,000 less privileged families struggling below the breadline.
“Statistics show that an average Nigerian lives on less than a dollar (about N360.00) per day and this makes it difficult for a lot of families to feed properly. As such, Sterling One Foundation intends to make January memorable for 1,000 disadvantaged families”.
“The well-received initiative which is currently enjoying amazing support got a life of its own. This was after participants at the two-day food and drinks festival held at Sterling Arena in Lagos donated unused funds on their cashless payment wristbands to the cause”.
“Using the power of technology, Giving.ng got festival attendees to contribute various amounts of money to create social impact,” she said in the statement.
According to her, working with various partners and donors, Sterling One Foundation also plans to provide scholarships for 500 out-of-school primary school children at N50,000 per child.
She said the partnership would also fund 10 open-heart surgeries, provide scholarships to 1,000 teachers and empower 1,000 street kids, among others.
The Project manager said that some of the foundation’s partners are Sterling Bank Plc, Rite Foods, Seven Up Bottling Company, Leah Foundation, MACMME, Slum2School, OISA Foundation and Kanu Heart Foundation, among others.
Giving.ng is a digital crowdfunding platform which provides donors with the opportunity to become part of a movement.
The movement is focused on improving nutrition, promoting sustainable agriculture, educating children, helping people lead healthy and productive lives thereby diminishing poverty.
Ibekwe said everyone could be part of the positive initiative by donating in one or more of five priority areas which included Health, Education, Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Gender Development.
“Not-for-profit organisations with projects that align can also raise funds for their projects through the platform. Donations can be made through the Giving.ng website across all aid categories. (NAN)