Start a fundraiser for any cause
and share it with your extended network in a few simple steps
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mPatia is a Kenya-based crowdfunding platform allowing users to easily raise funds for important causes. mPatia allows you to quickly organise fundraisers or 'harambees' in a simple and efficient way and to engage with others in your extended circle by sharing photos, commenting and reacting to others' posts.
The word ‘patia’ means ‘to give’ in Swahili. mPatia's mission is to stay true to its name by encouraging giving for the public benefit, ultimately building an African community of people that lend each other a hand. Empathy is at the core of its ethos.
mPatia is a mobile based platform that allows users to raise funds for causes from their extended network and the general public, and to give for the benefit of others’ causes. The application will facilitate fundraisers via mobile money, bank transfer, and credit card. It will undergo Beta testing shortly, with the aim to launch to the general public by August 2017.
Luisa Cetina is half Mexican and half Colombian, and spent the latter half of her childhood in Kenya where she currently lives with her family and feels deeply rooted. After graduating high school, Luisa moved to Canada to pursue her undergraduate and graduate studies. After spending almost a decade practicing as a corporate litigator at a large international law firm in New York, Luisa and her family decided to move back to Kenya.
During her time in Kenya, Luisa has come face to face with the plight of those seeking to efficiently raise funds for causes of vital importance (from funerals, to school fees, to medical bills and beyond), a task which is particularly onerous in a part of the world where the majority remain unbanked, and credit is difficult to obtain. She now aims to provide a simple solution that will help many.
mPatia is looking for a driven, hard-working and creative intern to assist with operations and marketing functions, including customer support, data analysis, basic accounting and marketing and advertising. No prior experience required, but university students studying in areas related to the above fields are preferred. If you want to get involved with an up-and-coming start-up with the potential to help thousands of people, mPatia is the place for you. You must be a fast learner, technology minded and eager to jump right in.
Please send applications to email@example.com .