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Donate-ng: How Aheeb Afeez helps connect charities and projects with donors

Meet Aheeb Afeez, co-founder of crowdfunding website donate-ng, a portal that connects charities and projects needing funds to people wanting to donate. 

Afeez got into the project because a childhood friend contacted him and asked him to vet and manage the first fundraiser that was to go live on the site, which was for a little girl battling cancer. He did all the ground work, supported the parents and the girl and, in the end, they were able to raise a large chunk of the funds needed for her treatment. From this first campaign that kicked off their journey, donate-ng has come a long way as they report over 1900 projects realised to date. 

In the interview Afeez shares 

  • How the vetting process of donate-ng works and how to aim to eliminate fraud and ensure funds are used correctly
  • Why crowdfunding is deeply embedded in the Nigerian culture 
  • And how donate-ng is building trust in a low-trust environment

He also shares what keeps him going and what his advice for young Nigerians is. 

There is a lot of good stuff in this interview and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

And now, without further ado, enter Aheeb Afeez.


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