Digital Currency To Help Us
Change Lives For Good
Pala now accepts digital currency/cryptocurrency donations!
Growth is important to us, and that means finding new ways to give back. We’ve been facilitating change through our sustainable outreach across Africa since Pala was founded and now have two new projects that we intend to fund within the next 100 days.
If you hold or store cryptocurrency this could be your opportunity to do something hugely rewarding whilst helping change the lives of others in desperate need.
Giving Children a Better Start in Life
Comprehensive School Screening Programme
12 million children worldwide struggle to see the blackboard clearly to learn at school. Without a simple eye test and a pair of glasses, they are often left behind in the classroom and do not have a fair chance in the education system in order to make a good start in life.
Here’s where you can help. The funding of a school screening programme will involve community mobilisation, training teachers and community health workers to screen students; refractions; referrals and glasses. By training teachers to do the initial screening, we are meeting a need where it is most apparent. It’s a sustainable way of working and one which our charity partner and lead on these projects, Vision Aid Overseas, hope will get taken up across Ethiopia through closely collaborating with the Government departments for health and education.
Accessing Clean Water Locally for Impoverished Communities
BUILD TWO WELLS TO SERVE THREE PALA WEAVING COMMUNITIES
We work alongside a Ghanaian-based NGO Care4basket to support weaving communities to make our protective sunglasses cases. When visiting the weavers in Bolgatanga last year, Pala’s founder, John Pritchard, learnt about the fundamental need for access to drinking water locally. In a region that is increasingly suffering from drought due to climate change, families (most often children) have to trek up to seven miles to get their water each day.
The three communities that this project would directly benefit are the Zaare Amoabisi and the Zaare (who would share a well), and the Sumburungu Aatumpuri, who at about 40 miles away from the other villages would require one for themselves. We believe that access to clean water locally is a basic human right and we are passionate about making this change happen for the communities we work closely with. You can help us to improve their day to day lives by supporting the building and creation of both wells.
If you do decide to generously support these projects, we think it’s essential that we keep you up to speed with the progress made so you can see for yourselves how your donation is spent. We will provide updates through our newsletters and social media platforms, so if you would like to keep in touch please sign up below.
We accept Bitcoin,
Ethereum, and LIFEtoken
To make a donation in Bitcoin (BTC), scan the below QR code from your wallet.
Or copy this address:
To make a donation in Ethereum (ETH), LIFEtoken (LIFE) or ERC-20 tokens, scan the below QR code from your wallet.
Or copy this address:
If you have read this far, then thank you. If you’re new to the world of digital currency, then this helpful guide provided in conjunction with our crypto partner LIFElabs.io gives you all the necessary information you need.
The Beginners Guide To
What is Digital Currency aka Cryptocurrency?
Digital currency or digital cash is like the money in your online bank account. Digital currency (digital money, electronic money, cryptocurrency or electronic currency) is a type of currency available in digital form (in contrast to the physical form, such as banknotes and coins). It exhibits properties similar to physical currencies but can allow for instantaneous transactions and borderless transfer-of-ownership. Examples include virtual currencies and cryptocurrencies and central bank-issued money accounted for in a computer database. Like traditional money, these currencies may be used to buy physical goods and services, or they can be bought, sold, and traded like shares. Digital money can either be centralised, where there is a central point of control over the money supply, or decentralised, where the control over the money supply can come from various sources.
Can I Donate Digital Currency Anonymously?
Absolutely. You are able to send us digital currency without providing any of your personal information however if you would like to hear more about our work and the impact is making then you can sign up to our newsletter via the footer of this page.
Is it Secure to Donate Digital Currency to Pala to support the development of these projects?
For a tutorial on how to download and use your wallet please watch this video here:
Yes. We are working with a trusted blockchain technology provider called LIFElabs.io who host a digital wallet you can download the mobile wallet app on either Apple iOS store or the Google Android Play Store called the LIFEwallet® used for storing and sending digital currency including LIFEtoken®, Ethereum, Bitcoin and other ERC-20 compliant Altcoins / digital currency tokens.
The App has been developed with simplicity and security in mind, ensuring funds are accessible but completely secure, using industry-standard security practices and procedures like SecretPassphrase, Biometric encryption on your device and AES encryption. No information related to your funds or transaction history is stored by us or linked to you. When entering data online you should always take care and follow reasonable security measures with your personal information.
Is Digital Currency Legal?
Yes. There are no legal restrictions in receiving digital currency in the UK, Ireland or the EU. HMRC provides guidance to companies on how the treatment of income received from Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Further information can be found here – HMRC guidance is available here.