In just a week’s time, PayMaya was able to raise PHP 7.8M from donors all over the world through its digital channels, with more coming in daily. Through the cooperation of companies and NGOs such as the Philippine Red Cross, UNICEF, Caritas Manila, OXFAM Philippines, the UP PGH Foundation, and many others, the amount has been gathered to provide relief and resources to those who need it at this time of crisis.
With many traditional financial facilities inaccessible to people because of the current enhanced community quarantine, digital financial services such as PayMaya offer the fastest, safest, and most convenient way for people to contribute to relief efforts.
“The response we have gotten just a week after launch has been tremendous, which only highlights not just the magnanimity but also the creativity of Filipinos in responding to this crisis, aided by technology. We will continue to support consumers, businesses, communities, government agencies, and humanitarian organizations in this united effort during this pandemic by providing the most convenient and inclusive means of sending
monetary support,” said Orlando Vea, founder and CEO of PayMaya.
With the most extensive network of humanitarian and non-profit partner organizations and various causes supported, the #OneAgainstCOVID19 initiative has quickly become a one-stop-shop for those who are looking to support medical personnel, frontliners, and disadvantaged communities who are caught in the crossfires of the battle against the disease. This is because aside from enabling donations via the PayMaya app, even overseas Filipinos and other card holders are able to contribute to #OneAgainstCOVID19 efforts via PayMaya’s end-to-end platforms.
To date, people with credit, debit, and prepaid cards, as well as PayMaya accounts, can donate via the website (http://donate.paymaya.com) or the PayMaya app to the following organizations: Philippine Red Cross, UNICEF, PGH Medical Foundation, Caritas Manila, OXFAM Pilipinas, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance & Ethical Leadership, Ronald McDonald House of Charities Philippines, YesPinoy Foundation, Alagang Kapatid Foundation, PLDT-Smart Foundation, Rock Ed Philippines, UTownPen Foundation, #nowheretogobutUP Foundation, and the #UniTENTweStandPH initiative of actress Angel Locsin.