(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Lagos State Government recently inaugurated a social intervention initiative known as HelpNow, a platform that is meant to empower at least two million Lagosians through a crowdfunding model that rallies the support of well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies.
The HelpNow initiative is geared towards cushioning the ravaging consequences of COVID-19 on the income and livelihoods of millions of households in Nigeria.
HelpNow is an initiative of Softcom, a company dedicated to connecting people and business through meaningful innovation, in collaboration with private sector organizations like Deloitte, MTN, Ernst &Young, Future Africa, Providus Bank, Sapphire Virtual Network, John Ashley Foundation, GTBank, Wildreams, and Banwo & Ighodalo.
HelpNow is a private sector-led collaboration focused on contributing towards achieving the SDG Agenda 2030 on ending poverty, ensuring zero hunger, and ultimately improving the quality of life and wellbeing of every Nigerian. The platform, www.helpnow.ng, is set-up to pair donors with beneficiaries who require support at any point in time.
Corporates and private individuals in Nigeria and worldwide are encouraged to visit the website to donate to this humanitarian cause, targeted at ending poverty and hunger in our country. No amount of donation is too small to help those in need. Donors can view the impact of their giving as well as beneficiaries’ testimonials on the platform.