Ugandan Weightlifter who Went Missing in Tokyo Olympics found help from Concerned Group through Airfunding

Days before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko disappeared from the Olympic training camp. His disappearance sent the Uganda and Japanese governments on their toes and together, set out to search for him. He left only a clear note before fleeing: that he wanted to find work in Japan and requested to return his belongings to his family. 

Four days later, he was found and sent back to his hometown immediately. The Ugandan government promised him continuous rehabilitation to support his career, but soon after, he was detained for more than 48 hours. This action was criticized by the Union of Uganda Sports Federations and Association saying, “he deserves sympathy, not harsh treatment”. His lawyer also told the media that Julius wasn’t the first athlete to disappear in a foreign land, seeking work due to the little support they get from the country they represent. And who wouldn’t? When his pregnant wife and was immediately evicted from their rented home after he fled to Japan. His only source of hope and income was his talent: his craft – his sport.

Leaving jail wearing his medals, Julius Ssekitoleko captured the hearts and sympathy of people across the globe. People started to support him on Twitter using the hashtag #StandWithSsekitoleko and lawyers rushed in to offer him help for free. Walter Mwesigye, a Ugandan TV producer and writer organized a drive to help Julius on his financial and legal battles. He has put up a project in Airfunding called “Stand Up for Julius Ssekitoleko” which raised $2,883 from people across the globe.

It seems that many citizens of Uganda resonated with his story, finding themselves in the same boat as someone who wishes to leave the doorstep of home and find themselves in a better place in a foreign land.

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Success Crowdfunding Story from Russia: Raisinng funds for surgery – Payr`s syndrome and Endometriosis

This is a true success story about Blohina Alena a girl from Russia who raised 858$ to pay for a medical treatment of Payr’s syndrome and Endometriosis. She wants to go to the federal center in Moscow to be examined and undergo an operation.

She really needs a fundraising plan to do to the federal medical center to undergo a surgery.

«I found myself in a desperate situation. Previously, it was difficult and scary for me to think that I would have to ask for help / support, or money from people. But when I realized that I no longer had the strength to fight alone and I was literally cornered, I decided to ask for help, and gradually, step by step, I promoted the project. It turned out that I have friends and like-minded people who share my misfortune and are ready to help morally or financially.» – says Alena. 

First of all, AirFunding helped me mentally.

“I read many words of support and realized that there are people in the world who will not pass by, I stopped being afraid and began to act actively in terms of treatment. 

Of course, when you understand that you now have funds for treatment – a certain airbag, you can go this way faster. But all the same, support in such cases plays a key role – when a person is sick or suffering from pain, he feels extremely vulnerable, faces fears and often feels unable to act. Just be close to your loved ones if they get into trouble, there are things that cannot be walked alone.” – says Alena.

She decided to create a new project to repeat the success of previous one. And we wish that raised funds will help to overcome the disease.

You are not alone!

Airfunding has bridged the gap of barriers so that everyone can help everyone. Now people can seek help and provide support to almost anyone in the world.

By strengthening its operations in Russia and Ukraine,  Airfunding hopes to attract more people to create more projects, whether for personal, for the community or for any cause (so that the world will see and send their support).  

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Fundraising Success Story Sharing: Raising funds for mother’s medical treatment

Seeking for help, no other way to find the required amount

Anna Slepchenko, a girl from a small town in Ukraine, created her own project on AirFunding asking for help. Her mother suffers from oncology, and the cost of treatment is insanely expensive, this amount was too much for their family. Anna worked as hard as she could, but it was not enough to collect the required amount.

Anna really wanted to return to a normal life, where she can spend time with her mother outside the hospital and feel comfortable and confident.

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Anna shared with her project wherever it was possible. And she’s very happy that her prayers were answered. Lots of caring hearts helped her on this difficult path and she wholeheartedly thanks everyone who did not pass by.

Collecting donations and medical expenses

She set a target of $1,200 on the platform, to buy the necessary medicines, their cost is very expensive, as well as to provide proper medical care and to pass special tests, which are so necessary for the correct treatment of her mother.

In the end, she raised $1,160, successfully. And provided mom with proper medical care.

Anna is grateful to everyone who helped. With this money, she managed to carry out her plan and help her mother.

She liked the ease of use of the platform and the fact that anyone can create a fundraising campaign regardless of their country of residence. Anna is thankful to the service for all of support.

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We hope that Anna’s mother will recover soon and life will return to normal way. 

Unfortunately, lots of people need to finance medical expenses to help their loved ones. Together we can help everyone with everyone. Anyone can easily set up an AirFunding project fundraising platform for the project, build a project to improve or even save their lives!

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Patrick Mwalua: An Ally for Wild Animals Against Climate Change

Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua grew up with wildlife all over him. He watched as animals kept harmony in living with humans. We coexist in two different worlds, but trouble comes when we give it to them first. Patrick knew that when drought persists, and wild animals are left to fend for themselves. When they run out of resources, they often turn to humans for help, more often in a not-so-friendly manner.

Kenya has been experiencing drought for years now, and water gets more and more scarce. Rightfully so, Patrick felt that he, in part, was responsible for climate change and that he can be a part of the solution.

So in 2016, Patrick Mwalua filled a truck he rented with freshwater and drove to Tsavo West National Park. Up to this day, he goes back and forth until nighttime to keep the wild animals clean and hydrated. By now, they already know the sound of engines and rush; some wait for him to pour water over the water pans he created.

Through social media, he was able to gain supporters and volunteers, not just to make this a one-person team. As a result, he founded Mwalua Wildlife Trust: an organization whose goal is to create an efficient water management system in Tsavo to protect wildlife and the safety of local communities.

His projects include building water pans, digging water holes, and constructing water tanks. This initiative also allowed him to install solar pumps in the park to pump water from underground in a sustainable fashion both for the animals and the environment. He also raised $10,854 in Airfunding to continue his projects.

Patrick Mwalua’s passion for wildlife earned him awards and recognition across the globe. Namely, the Africa Network for Animal Welfare, Kenya Wildlife Services, the Taita Taveta County Presidential Award and Community Award, and recognized in various media including the LADbible,, The France 24 Observers, The Guardian, and USA Today.

Such commendable work started only by one man ended up joining people with the same advocacy. We hope Patrick Mwalua’s story inspires you to take the first step in doing something you care about. The rest, like Patrick’s story, will follow. We would be thrilled to help you reach your dreams at

Kelvin Cruickshank from Ghana Builds A Car from Scratch At 18 Years Old

No matter how humble the beginnings are, great minds always end up carving their paths to success. Such is true for the likes of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and soon a Kelvin Cruickshank. 


Kelvin started creating remote-controlled prototypes at the age of 7.  After realizing his passion for building machines, he started working on building his car when he was 15. His journey was far from easy. He had his own set of challenges and faced resistance from his community, family, and even his mother. The people around him thought he was going mad; his mother mistook his passion for merely playing in the dirt. After all, who would dream of technological advances in a country where putting food on the table is already more than enough? Kelvin could not let a few hurtful words crush his metallic dreams.


Despite the doubt, a group of friends was there to support him and help him whenever he needed it. It only took few people who believed in him to prove a hundred people wrong.

Coming from a low-income neighborhood in Ghana with no educational background in engineering, Cruickshank started building his car with only pure talent, passion, and sheer grit. For four years, he gathered materials from junkyards and construction sites and taught himself how to build a car. At just 18, he built a fully functioning car, complete with a radio, all by himself. He is the first person to drive a car in his neighborhood and what makes it even better is that it is his creation.


News of Kelvin’s creation spanned continents. He was featured by the likes of Nas Daily and Drew Binsky. He was featured in BBC News, Amplify Africa, Auto Evolution, and Interesting Engineering, to name a few.

Some of his noteworthy features including on BBC

Taking his dreams, a bit further, he plans to build a car manufacturing garage to give rise to new inventions. He also looks forward to training others who want to follow in his footsteps. In this garage will rise Kelvin Mobil: his own automobile brand.


He has an ongoing campaign on Airfunding to reach his $2,000 goal.