100% of your contribution goes towards the cause. Crowdfrica charges NO platform fees for this Covid-19 initiative.
The coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has killed more than 28,700 people and spread to more than 100 countries since it was first reported in China in December 2019. Africa had until now largely been spared the rapid spread of COVID-19, which has infected at least 615,000 people.
There’s not enough masks, gowns, gloves and other critical supplies to protect our health workers in hospitals and frontline NGOs across Ghana. If a member of the hospital staff catches the virus, their health is at serious risk, and they cannot work for at least 14 days. That’s a major problem.
This COVID-19 crisis threatens everyone's way of life, but it is especially difficult for people who are already vulnerable, including those with pre-existing medical conditions. Also, older adults, individuals experiencing homelessness, refugees and migrants, wage workers, and all 6.8+ million, almost (25%) of Ghanaians who live on less than $1 a day will be hugely affected.
As of 25 March 2020, Ghana has a total of 132 confirmed cases have been tested for COVID-19. Also, a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being followed up.
We need to protect frontline responders and all those providing essential services to ensure they don't get infected and reduce our capacity to fight COVID19.
Crowdfrica is partnering with vetted on-the-ground nonprofits, and groups to ensure there is access to correct information, awareness, masks, gowns, gloves, handwashing soaps, and other needed resources to health workers and the public in need, especially underserved children and the aged. We will work with our partners on the ground to allocate funds where they're most needed and update every donor via email and SMS.
Donations to this fund will help stop the spread of COVID-19 and support urgent response efforts in Ghana and across Africa.
How can you help?
If you want to help frontline responders in our hospitals and groups providing essential services to ensure that we are all healthy and safe from COVID19, chip in $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can afford.
If you’re a business owner and you have the means to take action, make a large tax-deductible donation. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0555941094.
By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future outbreaks. Crowdfrica will post solid updates about how funds have been used and will send emails and SMS updates or reports to donors.
Crowdfrica Organisation (crowdfrica.org) is a nonprofit incorporated on 23/03/2015. It is a crowdfunding platform that enables anyone anywhere to donate to directly fund life-changing healthcare and classroom needs for underserved people in Africa.
Randy launched the organization in November 2016, after his brother died because his family could not afford to take him to the hospital. To date, almost 500 people have been funded and given access to life-changing healthcare.
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Before launch Crowdfrica won the most impact idea in Africa competition by Ispace Foundation and the Health Hack Accra -the first in Africa health startup competitions which were sponsored by Merck, Facebook, Hack For Big Choices, Commit360 and more. Crowdfrica made it onto Ghana’s Startup Club 100 list 2017 and got nominated for the World Summit Awards. Randy hopes to see everyone on the continent have access to the quality healthcare and learning experience they need.