Free Talk Live and Friends Raise $80K in Crypto for Ugandan Orphanage
On Monday, the individually syndicated radio broadcaster Free Talk Live (FTL) announced that the company, along with a group of businesses and FTL listeners, had raised $45,000 in cryptocurrencies to construct an orphanage in Uganda. The initiative also raised another $35,000 in crypto to buy the land for the orphanage within the little African town.
$80K in Crypto Raised By Team
Cryptocurrencies and philanthropy go together and on March 25, the Free Talk Live radio program revealed the group had raised a total of $80,000 in digital currencies to buy land in Uganda and build an orphanage on their website. FTL likewise had coordinating contributors who helped the crowdfunding effort consisting of companies like Cell411, Bitcoin.com, and the Shire Free Church.
The land purchase and orphanage building will assist the small village to be more self-sustaining and the citizens will be able to dedicate more energy to things like growing crops and raising animals. The orphanage building objective was likewise led by The Foundation of Hope Uganda and one of the structure’s ministers, Ndifuna Johnson.
According to FTL, the radio show’s listeners also took part in the financing process using the radio program’s cryptocurrency pointer jar, which accepts DASH, BTC, BCH and the ability to contribute with other coins utilizing Shapeshift. FTL airs live, 7 nights a week from 7-10 p.m. EST on almost 200 radio stations. Co-host Mark Edge thinks the initiative reveals the real power of cryptocurrency crowdfunding. Moreover, Edge believes that providing the Uganda village a helping hand assists them realize better chances in life.
“All I want here is for young people to have the opportunity to build a better life for themselves,” Edge explained. “Education is important and you can’t have human freedom without humans and these kids need food. This is a way for these kids to get it — this is a better plan — Give them a fishing rod and let them catch their own fish.”
Villagers Build Thousands of Clay Blocks in Anticipation
FTL initially found out about the structure in Uganda when Ndifuna Johnson got in touch with Edge about the orphanage. Not long after the very first encounter and conversations with a local preacher, Kamua Saul, Edge believed it was a worthwhile project to pursue even more. According to the radio host, the villagers crafted thousands of clay blocks in anticipation of the orphanage. “They did it piece by piece, first the foundation, walls, second floor — Bit by bit, over time. It looks great and can fit 40 kids. It also functions as a sort of community center for all the children in the village,” Edge detailed.
According to FTL and the foundation, the villagers remain in the process of securing the land utilizing the funds supplied by FTL donors and associated sponsors. The FTL host likewise noted that there’s frequently a misunderstanding among libertarians in regard to assisting people in need and this project has actually revealed that “nothing could be further from that reality.” The news also follows the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange Paxful’s objective in Rwanda, which helped fund 2 schools in the region. The #Builtwithbitcoin effort raised over $100,000 of BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC, and DASH for the building and construction. The last facility Paxful helped fund and establish allowed for 6 classrooms, restroom stalls, a lunchroom and a new water well system. The New Hampshire radio program’s most current concentrate on assisting the orphanage in Uganda proves once again that cryptocurrencies are exceptionally well fit for spreading financial flexibility through philanthropy.
What do you think about Free Talk Live listeners, Bitcoin.com, the Shire Free Church, and Cell411’s initiative to build an orphanage in Uganda funded with cryptocurrencies? Let us know your thoughts on this subject in the comments section below.
Image credits: The Foundation of Hope Uganda, FTL, and Pixabay.
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