Three years in the past, our co-founder Ray made a donation to Zam Zam, a humanitarian group devoted to bringing clear water, schooling, and sustainable agriculture to underprivileged communities around the globe. With a shared ardour for eradicating poverty and serving to others, a beautiful friendship was shaped. After the opening of our first college within the Bugesera district of Rwanda later that yr, Paxful’s Constructed With Bitcoin initiative was formally launched. Serving over 7,500 individuals, the constructing consists of three lecture rooms, 4 restrooms with potable irrigation methods, and a 15,000-liter water tank.
Final yr, we continued our efforts by opening one other college in Kigali, Rwanda, full with a cafeteria, 35,000-liter water properly, photo voltaic panels, and plenty of different sources for each college students and college. In a constructing almost twice the scale of the primary one, there are six lecture rooms and 6 full-time lecturers that educate greater than 300 major college youngsters between the ages of 6 and 15.
Within the current, Constructed With Bitcoin is shifting ahead with even larger momentum. Even amidst a worldwide pandemic, we’ve managed to make progress on our present tasks with the assistance of our superb companions. So, what precisely are we as much as? Right here’s a fast rundown of what’s been occurring and what you may anticipate from BWB in 2020.
Our third college in Kenya
Schooling has been and can at all times be essential to us, which is why it’s grow to be such a necessary constructing block of each our platform and mission. Constructed With Bitcoin’s third venture is nearing its completion in Machakos County, Kenya. Designed to be an early schooling heart for youngsters aged three to six, college students and workers may have entry to 3 lecture rooms, six loos, a kitchen, and a trainer’s workplace.
The muse has been set and our devoted staff only recently secured all of the doorways and home windows. We’re pleased to say that the varsity continues to be on monitor to open this yr.
Africa Fund for COVID-19
Earlier this yr, the world was hit with the pandemic often called COVID-19. With many African international locations declaring a state of emergency, Paxful was moved to take motion as soon as once more. Working with Shining Hope for Communities, GROW Educare Centres, and Zam Zam Water, Constructed With Bitcoin made a donation of $5,000 and matched any donations made as much as one other $5,000 in Bitcoin. With beneficiant contributions from our customers and buddies, we had been capable of present assist and important provides like meals, hand sanitizer, and different protecting tools.
Water filtration facilities
For a lot of impoverished communities around the globe, entry to wash water is crucial to sustaining well being and sustainable farming. By supplying water, we’re not solely offering protected ingesting water but additionally a method for individuals to clean their arms and keep away from changing into sick.
At present, we’re engaged on two water filtration facilities—a 150-liter one in Kenya and a 220-liter one in Rwanda. They’re almost completed and we are able to’t wait to see how the communities there proceed to thrive utilizing them.
Faculty quantity 4 in Nigeria
Within the subsequent stage of our purpose to construct 100 faculties around the globe, we’ve damaged floor on a fourth college in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Located in Ankara Nandu Village, this constructing will function an early schooling heart for 120 college students aged three to six and home three lecture rooms. As well as, there will likely be eight loos, a water properly, a reservoir, a convention room, and loads of house for storage.
With the bottom leveled for constructing, we’ve just lately laid out the muse for the construction. The tank reservoir has additionally been put in and the staff on the market has already completed the digging for the properly. The Paxful household and Constructed With Bitcoin staff couldn’t be extra excited as we transfer into the subsequent part of building. Make sure to preserve an eye fixed out for progress updates and information on opening.
96 to go
Because of Zam Zam, all of our dedicated companions, and also you, we’re slowly however absolutely creating actual, sustainable change in individuals’s lives. Although we’ve made unimaginable progress, our work is way from over. We nonetheless have 96 extra faculties and water services to begin constructing. We hope you’ll associate with us in bringing Ray and Artur’s imaginative and prescient to life and assist change the world one Bitcoin at a time.