Airfunding – What is it in the first place?
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In the article I posted the other day, I explained the contents of the Airfunding project. However, I think there are many questions about the content, such as “How does Airfunding crowdfunding work?”, “What is an NGO?” and “What can we do with support?” In order to resolve such questions, I will introduce Airfunding, overseas NGOs, and participating countries in the future.
This time, focus on Airfunding.
・ How Airfunding works
・ Background to the establishment of Airfunding
・ The world we want to realize
– Concrete ways we can support
I will focus on three points. You must read the parts that will come!
How Airfunding works
Airfunding is a charitable crowdfunding service.
About 70% of the people who start the project are from emerging countries, including Southeast Asia and Latin America. There are various projects, such as medical care, environmental protection, disaster support, education and study abroad support, and it is possible to start projects on an individual or group basis. Through Airfunding, it is easy to raise donations even if each person does not have high publicity.
Supporters can support projects they want to support by sharing them with SNS and donating money. When support is provided, the support money will be donated to the project owner who launched the project. Unlike other crowdfunding, Airfunding allows you to receive more than $100 during the course of your project.
Here is an example of a medical aid that was actually done in Airfunding.
Mr. Andrew, who lives in Taiwan, suffered from an incurable disease known as the Brachyotonic Syndrome and was being treated at the hospital. You need a heart transplant to improve your condition. Heart transplants cost a lot of money and it’s hard to get a lot of money right away. The father works to earn a living for his family, but it is all he can do to maintain the present situation. In addition, the mother had to support the boys, so she couldn’t work, and was very troubled in terms of funding. His mother asked for help with heart transplants through Airfunding.
His doctor was an influencer with 200,000 followers, so the project at Airfunding was spread to many people, and it was successful to raise $20,000 from more than 300 people, and about 2.36 million yen in Japanese yen.
About 80% of the projects on Airfunding are medical support projects like Andrew’s. In particular, there are many projects in emerging countries, and the social insurance system is unstable and it is not easy to go to a hospital-like Japan. It is also true that there is an economic gap with Japan. Therefore, donations from Japan to emerging countries will be worth 5 to 10 times more! Someone is saved today with support from people all over the world.
Airfunding and Its Background
Airfunding was born with a focus on the current state of things like “I don’t feel that I’m helping someone.” We spend our time at work and school every day, and we are able to spend our time every day like normal. I wonder if there are fewer opportunities and fewer opportunities for us to be useful to someone in our daily lives.
For people in emerging countries who have started projects at Airfunding, it is not “self-evident” to have work or go to school. It is also difficult for each person to live a minimum life.
We are happy with the way we are going, but there are people who need someone’s help and who do not. I wish I could see the moment someone is helping me with Airfunding… It’s encouraging to feel that.
Where Airfunding Wants to Be
The world we want to realize is a cross-border and cross-cultural exchange. In this Airfunding, the intercultural exchange can be done in the form of “support”. Communication is difficult if there are many differences in cultural values, languages, etc. However, Airfunding is compatible with 17 languages, so it’s relatively easy to interact because it isn’t face-to-face.
As a child, I had a vague dream of making friends all over the world. But that’s not easy. As I got older, I realized that it is difficult to make friends with people because of language barriers and cultural museums. However, as the Internet and SNS are spreading, various methods of exchange have been born. I think it would be nice if the share of small happiness that my support directly helps someone is spreading to the world. That’s why it might be good to use Airfunding as a means of exchange.
This time, we focused on Airfunding and introduced the details. How was it? It may have been difficult to get into crowdfunding, but I hope you will understand it a little bit.
Next time, we will focus on NGOs participating in the Airfunding Overseas NGO Support Program. So, everyone, please have a nice day today too.
Airfunding Overseas NGO Support Program Official Page
Airfunding Overseas NGO Support Program Official Twitter