Luno and FoodForward SA partner to allow South Africans to make bitcoin charity donations
Luno and FoodForward SA have partnered up to enable South Africans to make donations using bitcoin.
By Anna B Kiwanuka
Andy Du Plessis, Managing Director at FoodForward SA, claims that adopting cryptocurrency for donations promotes openness and guarantees that every payment is fully auditable.
He stated, “Transparency and innovation are central to the way we operate at FoodForward SA. Thanks to our partnership with Luno, SA’s largest crypto platform, donors can contribute Bitcoin to support our food security efforts. The underlying technology prevents corruption and reduces fees, which is vital for any non-profit organization.”
Christo de Wit, Luno’s SA country manager also noted that another benefit of this partnership is the ability to receive Bitcoin donations almost instantly from anywhere in the world.
He said, “Bitcoin transactions are transparent so you know that your full donation is going directly to the cause. And there are no charges to the organization other than the standard fee charged by the Bitcoin network. 100% of the amount donated goes directly to FoodForward SA. In this way, FoodForward SA can reach even more vulnerable South Africans.”
FoodForward SA works by recovering good quality, edible surplus food from manufacturers, retailers, and farmers to re-distribute to nearly 2,750 vetted organizations that reach nearly 950,000 vulnerable people daily. In the last financial year, the organization claims to have delivered 48 million meals to vulnerable people across South Africa.
Delivering one meal costs FoodForward SA R0.68. Donations can be made via http://foodforwardsa.org/donate/. Donors do not have to be Luno customers to contribute.