8.75 lakh (.875 million) bKash customers have donated Tk 290 million to 60 organisations to help the underprivileged people celebrate their Eid festival amid pandemic.
Currently customers can donate to 60 organisations including Ek Takay Ahar (a program of Bidyanondo Foundation), Obhizatrik Foundation, Quantum Foundation, Sajida Foundation, Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women, Anjuman Mufidul Islam, Bangladesh Thalassemia Foundation, BRAC, Center for Zakat Management, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, SOS Children’s Villages Bangladesh, Liberation War Museum, iccdr,b, National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh, Alter Youth, Esho Shobai, MASTUL Foundation, Mojar School (An Odommo Bangladesh Foundation initiative), Embassy of the State of Palestine Dhaka, Mirzapur Ex-Cadets' Association and Tasauf Foundation, said a press release.bKash customers can remain engaged with various humanitarian activities throughout the year.
bKash added 'Donation' icon to its app so that people can extend their hands to help the people in need while staying at home during the pandemic.
This initiative has enhanced the capacity of the charity organisations to collect donations and enabled the customers to donate more conveniently.
To donate, customers need to select 'Donation' from 'More' icon in the bKash app.
Then the preferred organisation is to be selected. The amount of donation has to be entered in the next step with donor’s name and email ID.
If the customers want, they can keep their identity hidden by selecting ‘unwilling to reveal identity’ option.After tapping on ‘submit’ and entering PIN number, the donation process will be completed. In the last screen, customers will get the receipt acknowledgement message.
Customers will get the opportunity to know detailed information about the organisation in the next screen after selecting it.
Donors can also contact the email shown in that screen if they are interested to know more about the utilisation of the donation.
Apart from bKash app, customer also can donate and can know details of the service by visiting the website https://www.bkash.com/donation.
bKash donation platform has bridged the gap between recipient and donor.
Wealthy people of the society can easily provide zakat, food aid for day laborers and marginalised people, support for Covid prevention, education and medical assistance, aid for social welfare, voluntary donation, etc. through charity organisations using bKash Donation platform.
Donation platform of bKash has brought the opportunity to be part of such noble initiatives to change the lives of people and society as well.