Ripple, the cryptocurrency startup, and Madonna have recently announced a partnership to raise funds for orphans in Malawi, Africa. The team-up envisions to provide monetary support and loving homes to these children.

The fundraiser has been announced as a celebration of the legendary pop artist’s 60th birthday. She shared that all the funds garnered during the event would be contributed to Raising Malawi, a non for profit organization that was co-founded by Madonna and American screenwriter Michael Berg. The organization initiated in 2006 supports the work of Home of Hope orphanage, Malawi.

This announcement regarding the fundraiser even with the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap- Ripple, was made via the icon’s Facebook account. It has just been a few days after Kim Kardashian received her first Bitcoin during the First Annual Texas Hold’Em Charity Poker Tournament.

The post also acknowledged Madonna’s relentless commitment to protect children in need. She believes that utilizing her charity and influence to help orphans is the best gift for her birthday. Facebook has also proposed to collect donations during the fundraiser. Further, the platform also promised not to charge any extra fees.

This gesture not only uses the icon’s influence for helping the needy but also portrays that cryptocurrencies are more than digital instruments used by the wealthy to reap profits. In fact, the announcement makes it clear that how cryptocurrencies can be used for acts of benevolence. The charitable fundraiser received donations over $15000 shortly after its launch. The final aim is to raise $60,000, out of which $34,120 has already been received at the time of writing.

“Every dollar raised will go directly to meals, schools, uniforms, and healthcare. I want to come together with my friends, fans, and supporters to change the lives of Malawian children and let them know they are nurtured, protected and loved. Through their generous match, Ripple is doubling the impact each individual can make,” expressed Madonna.

To make your contribution, you can visit the fundraiser’s Facebook page.

Sukriti Leekha

Sukriti Leekha ,An Economics major by qualification, and writer by profession, Sukriti Leekha has been an active contributor to the blockchain space. As an economist, she is interested in the financial scope of cryptocurrencies, and as an individual, she is passionate about the latest technologies. When she is not researching, she spends her time travelling, exploring the entrepreneurial space, or losing herself in a book.

Sukriti Leekha

Sukriti Leekha ,An Economics major by qualification, and writer by profession, Sukriti Leekha has been an active contributor to the blockchain space. As an economist, she is interested in the financial scope of cryptocurrencies, and as an individual, she is passionate about the latest technologies. When she is not researching, she spends her time travelling, exploring the entrepreneurial space, or losing herself in a book.