Ripple Ties Up With Madonna To Raise Funds For Children

Cryptocurrency payments startup Ripple is partnering with pop music diva Madonna’s charity organization in an online fund raiser for orphans and children in Malawi.

On Monday, Madonna had announced plans to celebrate her 60th birthday with a one month-long fund-raising through Facebook.

The proceeds would go to “Raising Malawi”, a non-profit organization founded by Madonna to support orphans and vulnerable children in the impoverished African country.

Ripple announced that through August 31, it will match all public donations in support of the cause and help individuals sponsor children directly through Facebook.

Nearly one million children in Malawi have lost one or both parents infected with HIV/AIDs, leaving them orphaned or without anyone to care for them.

Since 2006, Raising Malawi has served some of these children — more than 10,000 — through direct healthcare services and educational support.

Ripple made an appeal to the public to support this campaign by sponsoring a child.

The campaign’s target is $60,000, and has already raised nearly half of it within three days, according to a Facebook donations page.

by Joji XavierRTTNews Staff Writer

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