03 March 2013

Crowdfunding Nonprofit Watsi Tells First Success Story

Based on the idea that families in need of medical treatments in the developing world can be connected to donors elsewhere in the world, Watsi has just seen their first success: the first fully funded surgery on a girl in Nepal with rheumatic heart disease, who is now recovering.

Affordable medical care is an issue for everyone, with no clear solution in parts of the world. To be able to significantly help people in these areas with a relatively low cost to donors is a great interim step on the path to truly democratizing wellbeing.