Did you know, a simple retweet on twitter, or a comment on a Facebook post can simply Make It Work?
Imagine this, Safaricom Foundation, a registered charity funded by Safaricom Limited and the Vodafone Group Foundation have been requesting the Twitter and Facebook community to nominate a charity they would love to see win Ksh. 100,000 that is up for grabs. The Foundation provides a formal process for charitable contributions to communities, community groups and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Kenya who are key partners in responding to social and economic development issues in the country.
Two projects currently under the My1PC campaign from the 1%CLUB relied on their online friends, one on Twitter and the other on Facebook, and each won Ksh. 100,000. All it took was to get their friends talking about the initiative online.
The first project is the Maisha Mapya initiative which is raising funds to set up a factory to reproduce re-usable sanitary towels was the first to win via Twitter. All people had to do was to nominate the project representative on twitter @Kamaitha and tag the Safaricom Foundation, and it went trending. We appreciate all the retweets and nominations! You Made it Work with a retweet!
The second project was initiated by Kwea Milele, a group of hikers that is fundraising funds to go plant trees at Mt. Kenya. They decided to replicate Kamaitha’s efforts on Facebook, and immediately Safaricom Foundation put their Facebook post up. Kwea Milele friends decided to dominate the post, and Kwea Milele stood out on the comments sections. Their efforts were rewarded 24 hours later, when they were announced winners, a perfect closure of the week.
With fundraising Friday happening this Friday, these two significant wins will indeed boost the efforts made by the project owners. A third project, Fanya Mambo which works with over 300 school going children is looking forward to keep the fundraising bar moving. Fanya Mambo helps to recycle plastic waste by collecting empty plastic bottles and building structures at the school where these children learn. They are fundraising, not only to buy materials for these structures, but also to drive a clean-up exercise and provide mentorship to these children, converting them to brand ambassadors at a tender age. They are counting on you to Make It Work!
All these three projects will on this Friday looking forward to your 1% support. Why 1%? Picture how much impact 1% of your income has on your lifestyle and spending patterns. Now take that same 1% and combine it with 1% from a friend, and another friend and their friends. Picture how much impact that 1% from you and your friends will have on a community project. It makes a world of difference.
You can learn more of how your 1% works via this link, and remember, the projects are open for donation from any person, yes, YOU make it work!
How about getting 10 friends, to each get 5 other friends and donate towards a project via MPESA? It’s as simple as ABC. Below are instructions on how to do it.
- Start by choosing the project you would like to support
To support Kwea Mti Initiative click HERE
To support Maisha Mapya Initiative click HERE
To support Fanya Mambo Initiative click HERE
- Go to the M-PESA Menu on your phone.
- Select Pay Bill Option.
- Enter the following business number: 510800.
- Enter 1045 as the Account Number.
- Enter the total amount you want to donate.
- Enter your PIN and then send the money.
- You will receive a transaction confirmation SMS from M-PESA.
- Enter the returned M-PESA Transaction ID on the transaction space.
- Remember to share, it helps spread the word.
Let us have a different Friday, let us Make It Work!