SOARising is a community-centered platform that helps people increase awareness of how they can contribute to community projects. The mission is to rethink the future of Afrika and change it through businesses, investments, and projects. The ambition: rebuilding the black economy and the black community in the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, over 40% of the population is living with less than $2 a day.
According to the Odi organisation, two out of five children in Africa will be affected by extreme poverty by 2030.
In 2012, over 30 million children in Africa were either two-parent or single-parent orphans.
Income inequality might affect many countries worldwide, but 7 of the 10 most unequal countries in the world are in Africa.
These figures are also something that we heard of many times and they usually leave us with a sense of lack of power over this catastrophe. Many people would like to help, but they don’t know where to start and how to find reliable organisations.
SoaRising wants to offer a new opportunity for people to get involved and start a new form of donation: investing in projects that will make Africa’s future a brighter one.
The keywords to understand the SoaRising mission are ‘community development’: donors can invest in local projects that help community development and they can continuously monitor how much money is being raised, the estimated goal, and the project’s implementation. The projects aim at not only improving life conditions of vulnerable people – especially children- but also to make them aware of their potential as human beings and help them to release such potential, in order to make a difference in their own lives and in their own communities.
Start little and end up big: at SoaRising we like to say, “the best way to produce the future is to design it” and this is why our fundraising platform is also looking into funding ambitious projects such as the transformation of African cities into smart cities.
SoaRising works through invitation: you can ask your friends who already joined the platform to invite you so you can start to invest in the process that will unleash Africa’s potential.
We know that we can make an impact on communities and start a domino process that will invest the whole continent. You can be part of that change, no matter how little or big you are. As a community-centered platform, we believe in creating access for all no matter how small.