We love working with our parters at the Built with Bitcoin Foundation. So when we had a chance to help support their latest clean water project in Nigeria, it was a quick, “YES!” from us.
What got built?
Through generous donations from SHAmory, along with the Bitcoin Bottle, Paxful and Bitcoin Magazine, the Built with Bitcoin Foundation was able to build a water well in Nigeria, which will provide villagers with clean drinking water and quality bitcoin education. Thanks to this project, the Igbaruku community, with over 1,000 villagers, will no longer need to use a contaminated and unsafe water source that is miles away.
“At the Built With Bitcoin Foundation, we operate all around the world to provide communities with clean water, access to quality education, sustainable farming, and humanitarian support, all powered by Bitcoin”Yusuf Nessary, co-founder & director of philanthropy at Built With Bitcoin.
Why is this project important?
According to a UNICEF report, the use of contaminated drinking water and poor sanitary conditions result in increased vulnerability to water-borne diseases. Only 26.5 per cent of the population use improved drinking water sources and sanitation facilities. Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. The use of contaminated drinking water and poor sanitary conditions result in increased vulnerability to water-borne diseases, including diarrhea which leads to deaths of more than 70,000 children under five annually.
How did Bitcoin help bring this to life?
In order to build the well, the Built with Bitcoin Foundaiton raised the equivalent of $6,000 in bitcoin donations. Being able to raise funds in a currency that allows people and companies from around the world to donate is part of the magic of the Bitcoin network. Besides raising the funds in bitcoin, the Igbaruku community was able to be educated in bitcoin as the well was being built. This education was provided by the Built with Bitcoin Foundation in the community’s native language. It warms our hearts to know that our game and book are a part of this important educational work!
“Thanks to the donations collected at this year’s Bitcoin Conference, this community in Nigeria has a new water system to keep them hydrated and healthy—allowing them to thrive in school, work, and life,”Yusuf Nessary, co-founder & director of philanthropy at Built With Bitcoin.
What is SHAmory?
SHAmory is one of the leading providers of Bitcoin educational products for all ages. Our flagship product, SHAmory, is a STEM Authenticated Bitcoin card game for kids and adults. Selected as Best in STEM 2021 by Newsweek magazine and STEM.org, it is the perfect mixture of fun and education for anyone interested in learning about Bitcoin. Learn the basics of how mining works while earning Bitcoin rewards for each block you mine. SHAmory players will not only have a blast while playing, they will also be exposed to key features that have kept the Bitcoin network secure over the past decade. This simple exposure will help individuals become more comfortable with Bitcoin and create the next generation of Bitcoin HODLers.
SHAmory’s most recent product is the kids book and movie, Goodnight Bitcoin. Goodnight Bitcoin tells the story of Satoshi and Hal as they attempt to create the impossible, a new money called Bitcoin. You can purchase any of our products directly on our website. Be sure to follow @PlaySHAmory on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.