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Ugandans develop a fundraising social media platform

By Nelson Muhoozi

Added 15th July 2019 05:16 PM

The application allows users to raise funds through fundraising for different issues and events from their friends, family and the public especially when raising money for health, school fees, and sports among others.

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The application allows users to raise funds through fundraising for different issues and events from their friends, family and the public especially when raising money for health, school fees, and sports among others.

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Ugandans have developed a digital and social network fundraising application with financial technology embedded in.

The application allows users to raise funds through fundraising for different issues and events from their friends, family and the public especially when raising money for health, school fees, and sports among others.

Kaatch-up uses technology to collect contributions, money collections from the public, private people, corporates, family and friends, you only need to create an event fundraiser and get a link that comes with a payment form which you give to those who you want to fund you or raise funds on your behalf in the fastest way.

The contributor may not be a Kaatch-up member and can still go ahead and fund the event you created when you share your link with them. 

The platform does more than fundraising, it has integrated Social network within Kaatch-up. A Kaatch-up member can also the do private messaging to their funders to thank them, they can share on Public Status, they can create Vibes and share about life on how they feel and can also follow other members who are on Kaatch-up.

According to Mercy Blessing, the Communications Officer of PesaMoni Limited, fundraisings are much-loved and much-loathed in equal measure.

However, despite the way in which fundraisings can split any group of people into lovers and loathers, they remain an important part of any successful fundraising program to solve some uncertainties.

“There has been a huge dilemma on how people can raise funds for different issues and events from their friends, family and the public especially when a disaster hits a certain region in Africa, when raising funds for health, school fees, and sports among others”, she said.

“Many people would want to contribute to the cause of the people in question but all in vain. Some complain about the issue of distance but thanks to mobile money this has been made possible, though it cannot raise any money beyond sh10m and this has left a huge gap”, Mercy added.

“In Africa and many parts of the world there is still difficulty in collecting money from different well-wishers. Kaatch-up has come up with a unique way of making fundraising easy and help those in need with only a Link”, said Asher Namanya CEO and Founder Kaatch-up Inc.

According to Mr. Namanya Kaatch-up will be able to help even the ordinary person who is stuck with business to start, many ideas are shuttered yet people could be able to do a public whistle and have finances to do projects that benefit the society and the communities around them.

“We have interconnected financial services with social media to make fundraising fun, lovable and doable. People can now donate to themselves and do bigger things, and this is possible as Kaatch-up has connectivity of finance and technology in one place”, Namanya said.

“Kaatch-Up integrates with PesaMoni Limited a global certified payment gateway both local and International to collect funds from mobile and banks using Mobile Money and Visa, master cards to make payments easy.”

“We have been facing financial payment challenges for most African countries due to the fact that most financial services are expensive and are not easily accessed by the majority population in respective remote areas in the sub-Saharan countries like Uganda, Kenya and other East Africa countries.”

With Kaatch-up you can reach the world now with one link and raise funds for your business ideas, marriage, school fees, and start-ups among others. Kaatch-Up is a Social-Financial Technology Company that focuses on fundraising for different campaigns like supporting the sick, wedding events, donations, when natural disasters happen, save life fundraisings, business fundraisings, startup fundraising and any type of fundraising you would want to cover your needs in the community, home and company.

People can fund you easily using the unique link generated by our system for the user that comes with options of payments by Mobile Money- Mpesa and Bank cards to receive the money faster. People can raise contributions up to sh500m.

We created Kaatch-up to bridge a gap in social media, and financial technology, we want to change this world and make social interactions more than Social media, and just finance.  We bring the two industries to bridge the gaps in the communities and create a way out for those that may need help in case of tragedy, financial crisis and many more to save a life.

We often see many people who are stranded with their ideas, projects, some may be sick and need help from the public, and raising funds becomes very difficult but Kaatch-up will make it easy. Now anyone can be helped through sharing their link to raise funds for health, business, marriage and any other needs. With Kaatch-up you will be able to go beyond your boundaries and get contributors all over the world with one link created.

‘‘I know many people will be concerned with security issues, how their information will be secure, but I would love to assure them that Kaatch-up is extremely safe.’’

Kaatch-up is supported by PesaMoni and Bold Cashers which are financial technology companies with strong security measures. The companies use rubi & rails, the best and most advanced technology on its systems to connect banks, businesses and mobile to the last consumer while securing users’ data.

The companies are certified under NITA-U and ‘‘We have the greatest certification on PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council), a technology that ensures users security and safety of data worldwide.

 

 

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