Development Aid Through Crowdfunding

IndiegogoWhether with art workshops in Ghana or honey production in Cameroon, internet users have a variety of ways to finance local development projects. One new platform also gives them a chance to make a profit in doing so.

“I’m going to paint something about peace,” says Muhamed Adam in a promotional film for the artist collective Nima Muhinmanchi Art. His picture is colorful and warm, like most works produced in this studio for children from Nima, a slum in the heart of the Ghanaian capital, Accra.A thousand dollars (772 euros) were needed to organize this after-school workshop. Nima Muhinmanchi Art’s campaign to raise the funds, which ran almost a year ago on the world’s largest crowdfunding platform “,” exceeded all expectations. Around 1,600 dollars were donated by internet users; in return, they received everything from postcards or t-shirts all the way to original paintings, depending on how much money they chipped in.Read More at Deutsch Welle


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