It’s a nice, simple system for people to spend whatever time they like collecting bitcoin from free sites, to send directly to communities in the Third World so that they can get onto the internet and start to reap the benefits. There are no offices, no wages and no directors to pay for. It is what it is.
Our present efforts are to raise 0.2 BTC each for two communities, one in Kenya and one in Namibia. You can see either project’s budget via the link in the left sidebar of their site. After that our members will decide what’s next.
Where will my money go?
Our first project is with a community on Rusinga Island, in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Badilisha Eco-Village is a group of families who are setting up a permaculture project. There’s also a school for AIDS orphans there. Apart from all the obvious benefits of internet access, this will enable them to take part in a direct sponsorship program to improve their lives permanently. You can see more about them in their directsponsor pages.
How can I start using bitcoin?
For this project, you’ll be given an address to use. There’s no need to do anything else, no need to set up a wallet or anything, just get straight into collecting.
By focusing on the bitcoin community we are targeting our marketing on a group who are already “early adopters” by definition and thus more likely to appreciate the innovation that ClickForAfrica represents.
Bitcoin enables people to transfer money to each other without going through expensive middlemen and rip-off currency traders. It also removes a whole layer of bureaucracy from our system, making it possible for us to operate without a central organization and all the expenses that entails.
We have no organizational expenses, so everything we collect will go straight into the fund, and pay for the internet connections and equipment needed on the site. No waste, no nonsense.
Another benefit of using cryptocurrencies is that the blockchain technology they use is open and public, making it easy to show full public accounts. …well, easy if you know how. We need a coder who can make that happen for us!
What About the Bankers?
Currently, the financial sector makes up between 10 and 15% of the global economy. When bitcoin takes over there will be a lot of bankers out of work. Everyone else will be better off though, so people will be able to donate to keep them in the lifestyle they are used to.
If you have a question that’s not answered above, you’re welcome to use the comment section below, or the contact page if you want to contact us privately.