The charity GiveDirectly company based in East Africa, accepted a donation of $ 1 million in bitcoin as a decentralized payment platform OmiseGO.
The donation OmiseGO made with Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Baleriny directed to refugees, granting 12,000 scholarships to families in Uganda .
4 400 families have already received $ 650. Such a crypto-currency experiment increases the sustainability of the process and reduce dependence on intermediaries.
“For us it’s an important new Chapter to enter the humanitarian space with the service, aimed at providing money directly to refugees,” said Director of GiveDirectly Catherine Diao.
This concept clearly fits into the road map OmiseGO, which focuses on decentralization of banking and the provision of opportunities for those who have no access to the financial world.
Both before and after the boom of the Ethereum ICO, several successful projects have turned their sights on the least happy country.
Meanwhile OmiseGO and GiveDirectly attract donations from potential investors who can send tokens Ethereum (ETH) and ERC20 to this address.