Couponing for a Cause
Fundraising can be a difficult task for any charitable organization, especially for the smaller ones with very limited resources. Friends Nelson Khov and Fareez Ismail understood this limitation when they created getKoupons, a consumer savings website with the sole purpose of giving back to charitable organizations. getKoupons offers an innovative method that makes charitable giving easy, and at no additional cost to donors. With over 300 partner retail stores on getKoupons.com, shoppers can find discounts, deals, coupons and promo codes for their favorite products or stores.
Whenever consumers begin shopping from getKoupons.com and purchase from a partner store, getKoupons receives a small referral fee from the stores. In turn, getKoupons donates 100% of its profits to charity. Throughout this month, they will donate 100% of profits to Global Washington member Mission Africa to help fund education, health care services and economic empowerment programs to assist underprivileged children and families in remote villages of Africa.
Founded ten years ago by husband and wife George-Ikoro and Ndudi Chuku, Mission Africa has now expanded its services to nine African countries including Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Gambia, Rwanda and Uganda. In 2014, Mission Africa helped 50 Nigerian students stay in school, providing all of their needs through the Mission Africa scholarship program. They provided free medical services to over 350 people, and gave free eye glasses through their medical outreach event in Amaokwe Item, Abia State, Nigeria. Mission Africa also acquired 25 plots of land in Obosima village, Imo State, Nigeria for their proposed Mission Africa health clinic.