Ripple (XRP) is moving beyond partnering with banks and dishing out financial products. The cryptocurrency is moving towards touching lives and has partnered with Raising Malawi to raise funds to help young children.
In the midst of crisis children are often defenseless and left to fend for themselves, Ripple is trying to provide the educational, financial and moral support these children might need.
Ripple (XRP) Partners to Aid Children
Raising Malawi is a charity organisation founded in 2006 by Madonna. The organisation has a mission of bringing an end to the problems and challenges orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi have to go through. Partnering with an organisation such as Ripple will help the body go a long way.
Raising Malawi has already provided support to about 10,000 children, set up a pediatric and ICU unit in the country to meet the needs of the children and the NGO’s aims to do more.
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Eric Van Miltenburg, President of Ripple has announced that Ripple will garner support for the NGO by starting a campaign. The campaign that would last for a month and end on August 30th will be done on Facebook. Ripple aims to connect individuals willing to sponsor and donate to the cause of the NGO.
A Tradition of Giving
Ripple isn’t new to the act of giving back to the society as its executives are used to donating to noble causes. About two months ago, $4 million worth of XRP was donated by Ripple through its CEO and co-founder Brad Garlinghouse to the Ellen Degeneres foundation. The XRP was converted into Rwandan Francs and used for the conservation of wild Gorillas that Ellen’s foundation is protecting.
Ripple also donated $29 million to help fund school projects across the US on March 28th, 2018 through DonorsChoose, a charity organization focused on schools. This was a fulfilment of the request of over 35,000 teachers who needed funding for school projects in the US.
Beyond Ripple (XRP)
Ripple is not the only one interested in giving back to the world as Ethereum (ETH) cofounder Vitalik Buterin and OmiseGO donated $1 Million ERC20 tokens to GiveDirectly, an African charity earlier in the year.
Buterin equally donated $2.4 Million worth of Ethereum to an organisation researching into treating age-related disease, the SENS Research Foundation.
Cryptocurrency is enabling the world to speak the language of giving. Two months ago, EatBCH a charity arm of the Bitcoin Cash community fed people in South Sudan and Venezuela for about a week. Also, most people in Venezuela have been able to receive aids, all thanks to cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency is bringing new meaning to charity and Ripple’s president, Eric Van Miltenburg is glad to be part of such movement. He announced that Ripple felt honoured working with Raising Malawi to bring help and support to some of the world’s most underserved children.